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Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company. 

Location of principal place of business, San Francisco. California. Lo- 
cation of works, Storey County. Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Directors, 
held on the Cth day of December, 1906, an assessment (No. 87) of Fifteen 
(15c.) cents per share was levied upon the capital stock of the corpora- 
tion, payable immediately in United States gold coin, to the Secretary, at 
the office of the Company, room No. 120, 339 Bush street, San Francisco, 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 
will be delinquent, and advertised for sale at public auction, and unless 
payment is made before, will be sold on THURSDAY, the 31st day of 
January, 1907, to pay the delinquent assessment, together with the cost 
of advertising and expenses of sale. 

By order of the Board of Directors. 

„_ FAXON D. ATHERTON. Assistant Secretarv. 

Office — Room No. 120, No. 339 Bush street, San Francisco, California 

Potosl Gold and Silver Mining Company. 

Location of principal place of business, San Francisco, California. Lo- 
cation of works, Virginia Mining District, Storey County, Nevada 

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Directors 
held on the fourth day of December, 1906, an assesment (No. 6) of ten 
(10) cents per share was levied upon the capital stock of the corporation 
payable immediately in United States gold coin, to the Secretary at the 
office of the company, room 120. 330 Bush street, San Francisco, Cal 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 
will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auction, and unless 
payment is made before, will be sold on TUESDAY, the 29th day of 
January, 1907, to pay the delinquent assessment, together with the cost 
of advertising and expenses of sale. 

By order of the Board of Directors. 

,„„„„„„, J - M - PURINGTON, Secretary. 

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Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 


San Francisco, Cal., January 5, 1907 

No. 1 

TISER Is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Fred- 
erick Marriott, at 905 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, California, and at 723 
Market street, San Francisco, Cal. Telephone — Alameda 1131. 

Entered as second class matter, May 12, 1906, at the Postofflce at Ala- 
meda, California, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. 

New York office — (where information may be obtained regarding sub- 
scriptions and advertising) — 206 Broadway, C. C. Murphy, representative. 
London Office — 30 Cornhill, E. C, England. George Street & Co. 

All social Items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements or other matter intended for publication, 
In the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA AD- 
VERTISER, should be sent to the Alameda office not later than Thurs- 
day morning. 

What Japan wants just now is a way to back out and for- 
get it. 

The Mikado and Roosevelt are gettiiig pretty thick for 

prospective cnem ies. 

The aftermath of Christmas is a prerequisite that goes to 

the medical fellows. 

Yes, father is working now. He is working on Christmas 

bills, now payable. 

You may speak of the Colorado river as "she," for is it 

not having her own way? 

It takes Congress ten days to eat a holiday, bu1 the 

country loses nothing by it. 

It is too bad that Schmitz and Ruef have i" fairly break 

into the court room to be tried-. 

The bribe-giver is rather worse than the bribe-taker — 

unless the latter made the advances. How is il. Ruef? 

The influx of Asiatics is causing no end of anxiety in 

labor union circles, but fruit growers rather like il. 

Certainly not. It is bad form to take one's business in the 

home fireside. The profits will he enough to take. 

Yes, stock speculation is n skin game, bul you don't know 

it until you sec your hide on the other fellow's fence. 

In the mailer of giving Asiatics naturalization privileges, 

lei us begin with the Chinese. They are th*' besi of the lot. 

Anyway, Maria Storer came mi under the string neck and 

neck with Roosevelt, hut her husband losl his job jusl the - 

— i — Very true, this is nol the day id the greal drama! .- 
critic, Intl. then, there are nol big thin;:.- fur him to work upon. 

When a man linds il cheaper i" hum his "sure- 

thitm" mining stuck than coal — but perhaps ii is economy, after 

Railway magnates should be made to understand thai 

they could evade tile anti-pass law if they wanted to. There, 

Official reports intimate that "the man behind the gun" 

would he a myth in case »t war, so tar as our artillery is con- 

Hearst is glad he has set the people to thinking. The 

Xew York returns indicate that he did that thing to a lo 

Be patient with men who hit drinking a little too much 

these days. They ate getting ready to swear off next Monday .it 

Metcalf paid a big price for the navy portfolio, hut he 

needed the job, tor California had no further use for him in her 

'The surprising thing is. there is not a Presidential boom 

in sight. Even Bryan's continuous performance boom is up 
for repairs. 

Our Livernash will not try to run another Denver paper. 

The NYws discharged him by way of the roof. Presumably 
counting railroad ties en route to San Fran* - 

— —A man may dictate to his stenographer without getting 
back talk before he marries her. After that, things are different. 
'Lambs are not as plentiful on the New York stock ex- 
change this year as usual. That's why they had more holiday 

Things would run better if the nations would swear off on 

January 1st, and spend money on school houses, instead of for 
war gear. 

The newest fad is for the woman to retain her surname 

when she marries. Will she wear a tag that she may be known 
as she really is ? 

Tolstoi says he does not like Shakespeare, and there are 

a whole lot of folk who do not like Tolstoi, which evens up 
opinion somewhat. 

Only the army contractor is howling for war, but he is a 

fellow of great influence at court; besides, there is money in it 
for silent partners. 

Cubans are all right, but they do not catch on readily 

that a new form of Government is not necessarily to be started 
after each general election. 

Miss Glaser need not boast of having married a theatrical 

funny man. Nearly every married woman thinks her husband 
funny at titers — or. rather, he thinks he is. 

Ruef and Schmitz are holding conferences; so are the 

members of the grand jury, and both are discussing the same 
question, hut from a ilill'iTont view-point. 

Christmas is now a recollection, hut if then' are any little 

folk hereabouts who have no pleasant memories of the occasion, 
some one has almosl committed ;i crime. 

When we took over Hawaii, there was a public debt of 

•s 1. 1 ii in. i mii i ii,,. [ast nickel of which has just been paid. How we 
do things of thai sort at our end of the line! 

Horses vy on earth a million years ago, says a Yale 

professor, hut the fact siill remains that you will have to show 
the horse in Missouri lo make the Btory stick. 

Up in Alaska then i- i town of marly four thousand in- 
habitants, hut not onr lawyer. They Bettle th ably or 
the other way at once when the incident is closed. 

Now that Hi- Rising Sun Highness and the W5elder of 

the Bit: Stick address each other as Mick and Teddy, it 
there will be no war before bear season is over. 

Mrs. Simonton. of New York, has just returned from 

Africa, where she learned all there is to know abont monkey 

talk. This should lii her to lead -he "Four Hundred." 

A California Congressman assure* his district that ne 

gives only five hours of the night to sleep. I> it conscience or 
the absence of his wife who is running the ranch at hom 

Senator Hale rose in his place the other day and solemnly 

announced that Uncle Sam had no enemies, but he might have 
added that ho has a lot of fool friends at home and abroad. 

Wonder why labor unions are not tearing their hair in a 

:,-nt announces that not only will the canal 
instructed by coolie labor, but by contract coolie labor. 

Verily, this is a rapid asre. You can sret antiques a hun- 
dred years old made from the material in your back yard. And 
\ou can sot pictures from the brush of th 'most while 
you wait. 

Although King Leopold, of Belgium, is. next to R 

feller, the riche>t man in the world, and addicted to all the habits 
of the boys, that New York syndicate will not be able to pull his 
r a nickel in that Congo business. He knows all the tricks 
of that tr. 


January 5, 1907 

The phrase means much more this year than at any other time 
in the history of our country, and it is well worth while scanning 
over the reasons for entertaining such a belief. It is so 
wished because the country is Hooded with a brute prosperity, 
and because the shadow of prosperity is disaster, and yet may 
we not wish to set off the day of payment for our easily-bought 
treasures and pleasures:-' Are we not wise in wishing it a happy 
one, and may it not be that fate will be kind ; may it not be that 
the day of payment will be indefinitely postponed? Let it be a 
happy one for us in the fruition of our desires. Let it be full of 
accomplishment of the work begun in this dead year. Let us see 
the triumph of right oyer wrong and the utter discomfiture of all 
scoundrels and grafters ! Let it be full of happiness for the 
citizens of San Francisco, in the consummation of their desires 
to be rid of the terrible oppression of the political boss and the 
tyranny of the labor union. May it be a happy one for free and 
untraninieled labor, and for the union as well, freed of the politi- 
cal thieves as their leaders. May the year to come see the rise 
of a beautiful city, the real San Francisco, cleansed of its dirt 
and its debris, cleansed of its bosses and its grafters, and may 
ii go 1'orward to a Future so glorious that all the sins of its pasi 
ie forgotten in the slorious triumph of an honest citizen- 
ship. Let it be a happy year for the nation at large, and may 
e and Industry go hand in hand, and may no cloud of war 
obscure the atmosphere! May out Legislators contribute to the 
national happiness by discarding the livery of venality to don 
that of the people, and by faithful works lead us onward as the 
representative nation of the world. And last, but not least, 
Lord ! may you so shape things that our well-meaning but 
over-enthusiastic President may think twice before he speaks 
once ! And Lord ! take away his pen and pencil and discharge 
his typewriter ! 


A great injustice is being done to Roosevelt throughout Cali- 
fornia and on the Pacific Coast. Tn many places where he was 
a short time ago little more than a god. he is now a busted mad 
effigy of a dictator, and there are none too mean to express a de- 
rogatory opinion of the nation's chief executive! The words 
"chief executive" bring us to the crux of the situation. The 
President holds his office at the dictates of the people, and. while 
he sits in the Presidential chair, he is supposed to be the symbol 
of authority, the vehicle through which the majority of our 
people, under our form of Government, express their will and 
execute their laws. 

Not one other great policy, not one other great law. lias ever 
been so affirmed by this nation as the equality of all races, with- 
out regard to color or previous condition of servitude before the 
law of the land. This was written in the blood of the thousands 
and the hundred thousands. Part of this principle, if a princi- 
ple it be, is that the States have no rights that the nation is 
bound to respect. This is not so much a sentimental decision as 
a decision by affirmation of our Supreme Court, the national 
court of last resort. 

We may honestly differ in our opinion with the President as 
an individual, but there can be no manner of doubt, afteT ex- 
amination of the decisions of Justice Marshall and .lustiee Chase 
and the large number of cases in which the right of the State 
was held as paramount to the treaty rights of the appellants ,>r 
in controversy with the Constitution, that in every instance the 
decision has been made in favor of the Constitution and the 
i reaty, the treaty being construed a part of the Constitution. And 
th ire is no greater fallacy than the idea that possesses the Board 
of Education of San Francisco that they cannot be compelled to 
observe tire duties imposed upon them by the nature of our treaty 
with Japan, under the construction given it by Mr. Roosevelt. 

Let it not be understood that the News hotter is in favor of 
the admission of Japanese children to our schools. It is the 
object of this article to point out that, under the conditions of 
bis oath of office and as the chief executive officer of the nation 
the President could not take any other position than the one lie 
did take. That he was misinformed seems very likely, and that 
ho rushed headlong to the fray, and while administering to San 
Francisco a rebuke that, under a careful estimate of the circuml 
stances, was entirely undeserved, he became enthusiastic with Irs 
work, and proceeded to ask for something the Japanese Govern- 
ment and the Japanese people had no.or asked for and did not 
dream of wanting, seems to be the case. The trouble with Mr 

Roosevelt, honest, good servant that he is. is that he is too enthu- 
siastic, and this very enthusiasm leads him into errors that are 
as ilisastrous in their results as the evil works of designedly bad 
men. II is demand for more power as regards the trials of army 
officers, and the review of the findings of courts martial is a 
ease in point. It was a stupid demand, for while Roosevelt 
might work no mischief with this immense power in his own 
haie Is. untrammeled by the revision of a higher power, but suc- 
cessors might work untold harm to the army and the nation. Our 
courts martial are all right, and if the civil judiciary were half 
as pure and the decisions half as just, this would be an earthly 
heaven. Let the army alone. As a rule, the President has en- 
tirelv too much power when it conies to handling this branch of 
the Government in times of peace. 


"Ingratitude is the basest expression of the human heart" .is 
a saving as old as it is true, nor is there a man living who needs 
lo study its inner meaning more than Eugene E. Schmitz, Mayor 
of San Francisco. All he has, political prominence and wealth, 
came to him through Abraham Ruef. It is not to the point at 
this moment who or what Ruef is or has been. It is enough to 
know that lie discovered Schmitz, then an obscure violinist, and 
by the might of his genius, made him Mayor of San Francisco 
for three successive terms. Aside from the honor of the high 
office, "opportunities" were opened up to Schmitz by the cun- 
ning hand of Ruef to acquire large personal wealth. In fact, the 
unknown fiddler was elevated by Ruef to the highest official 
position known to the municipality, and with the elevation came 
wealth to the man of obscurity that seemed fabulous to him in 
his days of labor. Schmitz was lifted from the orchestra pit 
of a theatre at one bound and placed in the Mayor's chair, and 
the lifting opened inflow channels that carried to him gold and 
silver and precious gifts. Ruef was the lifter and the channel 

It matters not for the purpose in hand whether the channel 
opener used a burglar's jimmy or not. It matters not whether 
Schmitz helped in the opening or not. But unless he was the 
most stupid of imbeciles, Schmitz knew all the time that he was 
receiving stolen property and putting it to his private and per- 
sonal use. He knew he was accumulating wealth outside the 
recognized avenues of legitimate business enterprise, and he knew 
it was flowing in upon him from no investment of his own 
money. He knew that Ru_ef"s hand was directing the inflow of 
wealth, and he knew that Ruef's methods were not recognized 
in business circles as honest or lawful. lie also knew that he 
himself possessed not a single qualification to formulate and 
manipulate such transactions other than entire willingness to 
participate in the profits and ability to keep silent. Thus mat- 
ters went on through two and far into the third term of his 
official life. Meanwhile, indications of rapidly increasing wealth 
were seen in all of Sehmitz's going and coining, and all the time 
the bond of dependence and interdependence between Damon 
Schmitz and Pythias Ruef grew closer. The public knew of it — 
the public knew it well and its meaning. 

Then events came thick and fast that were well calculated to 
make this Damon and this Pythias stand closer than ever to- 
gether to resist the fury of the rapidly approaching storm. The 
storm broke in fury about them. Put Schmitz thought he could 
discern the outlines of a shelter in the mist of the downpour 
which might make a safe refuge for himself wherein he could 
bide, leaving the vengeance of the furious elements to bat upon 
Ruef alone. Then he started alone for the house of refuge, hop- 
ing his first step would divert the attention of the storm from 
his retreating steps to his sinking maker and friend. He would 
give the best and truest and most devoted friend he ever had to 
the "pursuing wolves of the law" for them to devour while he 
escaped to a place of safety — escaped with all his wealth accumu- 
lations. Ruef may have to spend years in prison to atone for his 
misdeeds, but black as the future historian may paint him. it will 
look white beside the page upon which Sehmitz's betrayal of 
him is set down in truth. Yes. ingratitude is the basest feature 
of the human heart, and if it be only in part true that Schmitz 
is trying to make Ruef a scape-goat for (lie drafters and Bood- 
lers' League, he is the most infamous character that official cor- 
ruption in San Francisco has cast upon the shores of human ob- 

Now make ready for the clearance sale and bargain- 
counter rush "to make room for new goods." 


Janiwky 5, 1907. 



More iii sorrow than in anger, and because tie Japanese ques- 
tion will not down, the NCus Letter desires to ask Mr. Roosevelt 
some plain questions. Mr. Roosevell states, in his message, that 
we have much to learn from the Japanese. Bear this in mind! 

Imagine for an instant that you have been thoroughly Jap- 
anned, as it were. Here is the condition in your household. Every 
servant is an agent of the secret service to report, your doings 
to the authorities! Your mind is so imbued with the suspicions 
entertained by the Government regarding the citizenship of the 
country that you, being a banker, will always hire a Chinaman 
to handle your money, because you are certain that you may not 
hire one of your own race, knowing them all as thieves. Remem- 
ber you are to all intents and purposes a japanned and thoroughly 
lacquered American. If you are unfortunate enough to trust 
a Japanese with funds, you will find that the authorities will not 
entertain a charge of theft against the offender, because you 
should have known better than have trusted one who had been as 
thoroughly japanned or doisonned. 

You would have laws that did not allow any white man, and 
especially an American, from attending the schools of the coun- 
try, young or old. You would not be able to sail about in a 
pleasure boat, to row about on a river, without permission, and 
permission is seldom granted. That is, if you were a white 
foreigner visiting the country from whom Americans have so 
much to learn. The red tape is so interminable that if you de- 
sire to leave a treaty port for one that is not a treaty port, you 
will find that you would look like a white-headed, hairy Aino in 
the waiting, and be as old as Methusalcm before the pass came 
to you, and then probably die aB disappointed as possible. You 
will find that the japanned folks may go anywhere, but that the 
American or European may only enter treaty ports, and that 
by the water front, and in no other way. If you desire to amuse 
yourself in the land of thinly veneered people, and you wish 
to go to a theatre, you will pay three times as much as the native 
satsumaite. This is by way of showing you how much they have 
learned from Commodore Perry, and that this is the land of equal 
opportunity, the same opportunities as the Japs claim should he 
theirs in the United States. 

Mr. Roosevelt, (emperntolv and quietly, and without any desire 

to arouse your anger, are the facts enumerated above profitable 

for us to learn, or not? Do you think that we ought to have ,i 
yearly festival to glorify the act of prostitution, and do you be- 
lieve that we shouhl make it possible to allow conscienceless 

mothers and fathers to sell their daughters into the State-pro- 
tected house of prostitution? Are these the things we may learn 
from the Japanese, and do you think this kind of japanning 
would do us any good? 

Now, Mr. Roosevelt, you're a good fellow ; you ai'e honest, and 
you are generally meaning to do the right thing, In this case 
you could not take a different position as regards the equality of 

all races, before the law. hut the lecture to ( 'alifomians was 
superfluous and a malicious am! mischievous thing! The state- 
ment that we can learn from the Japanese was a stupid thing to 

say. and did not lit the case. Now, Mr. President, please ac- 
knowledge the corn and apologi e to California! You're wrong. 

You ought to begin to realize it. You state that the Japanese 

child is excluded from the schools el San : and it has 

been shown to von that the objection to the Js iese is the 
same that it would he for anv white man to attend the primary 
schools. We ask you to rectify your error. In other word-. 
\\b\ President, give us ; i "square deal." which, by the way, is 
something that you have not done by us! 

The San Pram i-. n Polio Department has been seized 

with the martial fever. It has blossomed out in olive-drab. It 
was an inspiring sight the other day when I was walking by 
police headquarti corner of Pine and LarMn streets, 

to witness Captain Colby and Michael Joseph Conboy arrayed 
in tight-fitting olive-drab, with two bars of the captaincy on 

their shoulders in true regular army fashion. The spirit of mili- 
tarism baa struck the San Francisco police, and it is not doubted 
that they will in time he able to execute '"squads right" an 1 
other evolutions with some accuracy, and also to keep awake while 
on guard. 


The News Letter desires to pay a tribute to the womankind 
of San Francisco. They represent all that is good and noble 
and self-sacrificing in human nature. It was womankind that, 
through a patriotism and a subtle sentiment and love of habitat, 
made it possible for San Francisco to recover her lost prestige 
as quickly as she has. While men felt the hundred cares that 
crowded on the every hour of the reconstruction period, woman, 
blessed creature, stood by, with unfailing cheerfulness, and 
blotted out the trials and tribulations of the business day by her 
steadfast friendship and her love. Faithful to San Francisco, 
she was as faithful to her help-meet. In palace and hovel, her 
hand went out to smooth the way of the weary, and to make 
jaded man see the light of hope ! She sang of success when he 
spoke of trials and the armor of daily care was cast off at night, 
only to be resumed each day with more courage and more hope, 
ami the glory of ultimate success. 

In the days of the street kitchen, in the days of tumbled chim- 
neys and ruined hearth-stones, and in the gloom of the camp 
life ; in the discomfort of the temporary abiding place, she made 
no complaint. 

If, in the future, it shall be a question as to whom to raise 
a monument to beautify the new streets of the Golden Gate 
metropolis, the News Letter suggests that that memorial be to 
the heroines of 1906 ! Let them be apotheosized in the highest, 
from the humblest dweller in the tent to the worker for charity, 
from the girl of sixteen to the housewife with the burden of her 
household cares, from hovel to palace ! Here's to Woman ! Bless 

"Here's to God's first thought — Man 
Here's to God's second thought — Woman. 
Second thoughts are always best — 
Here's to Woman !" 


The Roosevelt Third Term National League is to the front 
with a proposed third term, or rather second term for Theodore 
Roosevelt. He has only been elected to the office once, anil an- 
other election could hardly he called a third term. Mr. RoOSS- 

\elt has said very plainly that he would not countenance the men- 
tion of Iii- Maine m connection with the candidacy for the Presi- 
dent. There are circumstances that might make it imperative 

nate him again for the highest office in the gift of the 

people. One el these is the ta.i that outside of Secretary Bona- 
parte and Secretary Taft there does not seem to lie much Presi- 
dential timber Boating around loose in the Republican camp. 

Tin 1 Democrats are even worse otr. Another •+ I reason for 

again returning him to office is the fact that the standard Oil 
Company is his avowed enemy. 
There does act I of calibre em. ugh in 

-land a successful run for National Pound Keeper. Where are 

the statesmen of yesteryear? 

An Oakland preacher rises t" his full height and 

"What is the duty id' the hour?" Me a manly man and let oth i 
folk attend to their own business is one of tin' duties of all lmurs, 
good friend. 

-State sovereignty and the Republic are synonymous. 

Theodore Roosevelt to the contrary notwithstanding, and the 
sooner he gets that fad straight in his head, the more friends 

■ ill have. 

>N"ow that both the President of the United Stat. - 

the Mikado of Japan have pledged their support to the empire 
of tlie little brown men. there would seem to lx> no real cause 
for war. 

Now that Roosevelt ha- B to take the Colorado 

in band, and also dry up Salton Sea. then 
further anxietv. Of course lie can do it. 

All that the commerce of this count) 

is that they run two cars where they have been in the he 
running only one. 

The war is between those who do and those who do not 

own corporation spx-ks. Self-il __ than patriotism 

or business etl 

But did you ever see such flattening out in so short a 

time. Kven the idiot will know that William Randolph i 
red to in this gem of thoi - 


January 5, 1907 


Has not the time come to be perfectly frank and out-spoken 
about the refugees. Undoubtedly there are many persons living 
in the various camps who need assistance, and who were practi- 
cally ruined financially by the disasters of last April, but 
equally certain, there are a number of persons receiving assist- 
ance from the public funds, subscribed by a generous people for 
the help of the sufferers, who are nothing, in plain English, but 
"dead beats." Almost daily the papers contain accounts of 
women who are busy entertaining half a dozen men in their 
tents, and creating scenes that are an annoyance and scandal to 
their neighbors. Constantly there are cases of rioting, robberies 
and even criminal assaults, that show that there are persons 
receiving public help who should be working for the State at 
San Quentin or Folsom. In the interest of the respectable ele- 
ment who really need help, in the interests of the good name ..£ 
the city, in justice to the generous people from all parts of the 
world who came to our relief when misfortune overtook us, is it 
not time to weed out these worthless and criminal classes and 
to give substantial help to those who really need it. and then 
leave the work of charity to those organizations, public, religious 
and private which are perpetually engaged in work of that class, 
the relief association lending them aid, so far as necessary, bu/ 
doing nothing itself. 

There is no reason why. with the funds at their command, 
the Belief Association cannot give all the help necessary to those 
who need help at once and stop the present system, which, if 
long continued, will simply create a number of perpetual pau- 
pers and encourage laziness and shiftlessness. It is a suggestive 
fact that of the help extended by the association, and no doubt 
it did the best it could, and was as careful as it could be, checks 
to the amount of $83,000 have never been cashed, and in other 
cases persons have been discovered putting in bank money given 
to help what were supposed to be their immediate wants. It is 
reasonable to suppose that if this large sum was not even col- 
lected by those to whom it was given, because they evidently did 
uot need it, another large sum, which was no more needed, was 
paid out and collected by those to whom it was given. 

Every person who really needs help should receive it. but 
those who can work, and there is a demand for labor far greater 
than the supply, should be forced to do so, and above all, the 
moment that any of the refugees and camp dwellers show their 
ability to give entertainments, and to spend money in drinking 
and licentiousness, they should be expelled from the cam]). The 
constantly recurring stories of dissipation and crime that ap- 
pear in the papers show that there is need of drastic measures, 
applied immediately. 


Just one hundred years ago, on January 19th, was born one 
of the greatest Americans who ever lived. There is no doubt 
that next to General George Washington, we have never had a 
greater American. The anniversary will be observed throughout 
all of the Southern States. General Lee's name was written in 
lasting letters on the book of fame as one of the noblest oi*uien, 
and one of the greatest soldiers. General Lord Wolseley called 
him the greatest man of his age. California should do him 
honor, for, aside from the facts enumerated above, he stood for 
State's rights, and as California and the rest of the Pacific 
Coast States stand for State's rights, and a white man's land for 
a white man's children, and their children's children, so did 
Robert E. Lee! It must not be forgotten that Lee possessed a 
quality that is deplorably absent from the Californian character, 
as shown by the intemperate manner in which the President's 
message was received. Lee was always just! Robert E. Lee 
never injured a negro in his life. His most devoted followers 
were negroes, and "Marster Robert" was loved by all. A good 
many of our Californians look upon the Japanese or the Chinese 
as personal enemies, and this is an idiotic error. 

Prosperity is up against a ear famine, but the Interstate 

Commerce Commission clears the track, or rather lines the 
tracks, with cars. 

It looks as if Rockefeller would have to ride behind Har- 

riman on the big corporation horse. 


Such a thing as going through a racing season without em- 
bezzlements, desertions, murders and suicides is as impossible as 
going through the small pox without scabs. It is not of record 
that there exists any individual fortunate enough to have recov- 
ered from an attack of small-pox and then expressing himself as 
having enjoyed the disease. And yet Oakland and San Fran- 
cisco and the State of California seemr to enjoy the race track 
disease, and unlike the small-pox patient, are willing to expose 
themselves again and again to infection. The little plague-ridden 
spot of Emeryville gives out its spores of crime, reaches out into 
the home and the counting house, and insidiously, incessantly 
and insensibly the victims are made ready for the penitentiary, 
ill.- gibbet and the suicide's grave. Emeryville has begun early 
this year. There are already a number of embezzlements to its 
credit, one divorce case is pending, and one mysterious death. 

The Legislature should take the matter in hand, and the char- 
ter for the city of Emeryville should be declared forfeited. 

The Legislators from the interior are an honest lot, and they 
should be prevailed upon by their constituents to make short 
work of the criminal factory across the bay. 


Steps should be taken to prevent the wholesale grabbing of 
hunting preserves by the rich, and the abolishing of the hunting 
privilege's by individuals, by the gun clubs, and their friend 
and abettor, the State Game Warden. We are not living within 
the borders of Great Britain, Germany or Prance, and the privi- 
lege of the pom- man to hunt game in an orderly manner in the 
great waste places of our State should not be in any way cur- 
tailed. The attempt is being made to create a special privilege. 
Venison shall never grace the table of any but the wealthy. Duck 
shall be a delicacy that must only be partaken of by the possessor 
of a hunting club membership card, and gradually all game is 
to be included in the same category, and it is to be made a crime 
to partake of game that has not been stamped as fit for consump- 
tion by the Game Warden and the consumer thereof. This is an 
unwarrantable intrusion and an infliction of special legislation 
for the benefit of the few and the detriment of the many, and it 
should be resisted by all justice-loving citizens. A game warden 
is a necessity, but he should not be allowed to invariably construe 
the laws to please the arrogant demands of his kid-gloved friends. 

-The more the Vatican kicks, the stronger the Chamber of 

Deputies sustains the Government in its determination to 
separate the church from the State, and save, as one item of 
national expense, $10,000,000 a year in the shape of salaries to 

It is strange that our almost fabulous prosperity is alarm- 
ing financiers. But they mean our extravagance rather than our 

dictated the retention of all the old help at the Little Palace 
Hotel, corner Post and Leavenworth. 

Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets. Druggists refund money 
if it fails to cure. E. W. GROVE'S signature is on each box. 25c. 

It is always green during the winter solstice in California, 

so don't be superstitious. 

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No Branch Store*. No Agents. 

In order to produce correctly made clothes 
every possible detail must be observed. Thus, 
the garments that are permitted to leave this 
exclusive shop possess these virtues by right of 

The fabrics that are used in all our clothes are of the 
n*west weaves from the world's best looms. We 
never have to palm off old and condemned patterns. 
We send them to the morgue. That's why you are 
sure here of getting only the best. 


Fillmore Street, near Sutter, San Francisco. 

January 5, 1907. 



In a recent issue of the New Orleans Picayune, there appeared 
an editorial containing a vast amount of wisdom, and as it in a 
way bears on the question of the rights of aliens or of people 
not of the same color, and because of the fact that the intrusion 
of Federal law is invoked in one direction while its use would 
be denounced in another as an unwarrantable infringement of 
the rights of States, it is not out of place to quote this Southern 
expression as an evidence of the earnestness with which the edu- 
cated South desires a solution of a vexing question: 

"d'he closing by law of all bar-rooms and dens of iniquity 
in which negroes congregate, and the arrest and condemnation 
to hard labor of all negroes found idling and loafing in and 
around such resorts, have been proposed by many persons as at 
least a cheek on, or partial relief from, atrocious negro crimes. 
There is also talk in this connection of securing, through Fed- 
eral legislation, a prohibition on the selling of liquors to negroes, 
as has been done for the Indians on Government reservations. 

"Superficially all this Seems well enough. . It even appears 
to have many points of excellence in it, but when examined in 
the light of the Federal Constitution, such a scheme offers little 
prospect of benefit. The simple fact is, that the States and cities 
cannot make laws bearing on and prescribing regulations for the 
government of negro criminals that do not apply equally to 
whites. The negro loafer and the negro criminal have precisely 
the same constitutional rights as do the whites. Any discrimina- 
tion against the negroes would arouse all the sectionalism in the 
National Government, and cases of such discrimination would 
be taken to the Federal courts and settled according to the re- 
quirements of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments to the 
Constitution and the Civil Rights Act." 

It seems that there is a fear that the negro may be given the 
rights he demands through the intervention of the Interstate 
Commerce Commission, and the editorial goes on to state: 

"We of the South are soon quite likely to get some informa- 
tion on the subject from the United States Government through 
the Interstate Commerce Commission on the subject of alleged, 
discriminations against negroes in railroad trains and sleeping 
cars. The State laws on the subject require the providing of 
separate, but equal accommodations, and these laws have been 
upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States. But that 
great court only concerned itself with the fact so far as the 
civil rights of the negroes on trains are concerned. 

The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees to 
the negroes equal political and civil rights with the whites, but 
it does not require that the two races shall be Eon ibly herded to- 
gether. The interstate commerce law commands that all the 
patrons of the railroads shall !»• freed from an} and all discrimi- 
nation, either injurious or favorable. \o difference in the mat- 
ter of rates or treatment ran be accorded to the patrons of in- 
terstate roads. It is upon this liasis that tin- negroes are claim- 
ing that separate ears are a discrimination against them, and 
they demand, not merely as good treatment or equal treatment 

as thai furnished to the whites, hut the same treatment Whether 

the National Commission will interpret the law as the Degrees 

demand remains to he seen." 

The negro and lynching seem to he inevitably linked together, 

whether the offense In the negro against white women is com- 
mitted north or south of MaSOD an.! Dixon's line. Recent sta- 
tist ies shew that Indiana, Illinois and Missouri are stepping up 
lively lo lake the lead in this matter. The spread of the Ivnch 

law sentiment lo these Northern States makes it imperative that 

the nation sit i p and take notice. Why not aid the Smith to 

liud the solution? Ii is manifestly impossible for any Hoe - 
to spring out of a Massachusetts wilderness, with a ready-made 

remedy, for the evil of negro crimes ami white lynchings. The 
ian who wishes to study a disease does not do so through 
iid of a telescope from the safe distance of a few thou- 
sand miles. Nor is it possible to achieve anything by the calling 
of oai ntly. a very self-righteous publication, 

OUS sheet, published an essay on the conditions in the 
South, and made the startling statement that the white men 
of that section selected the negro women as paramours, and that 
the white women of the South were secretly glad of the attention 
' This statement found space in a respectable reli- 
gious journal, and yet it was a damnable lie, maliciously and 
atrociously false, an insult to a great section of our common 
country. Did this article accomplish anything: Did it offer 
am solution? Did it do anything other than make the situation 

more difficult of solution than ever? Let it be said in justice 
to all negroes that no negro would ever have voiced such a terri- 
ble and untrue statement. Pride of race would have forbidden. 
The militant genius of the religious enthusiast is responsible 
for more crimes than all other influences combined. No ! Let 
us lend ear to the South; let us help her in her difficulties, and 
as population increases and the same problems confront the 
West and the North, let us face our responsibilities as the South 
is doing, and in the same just and fearless manner. 

"But, coming back to the proposition urged for extreme meas- 
ures against negro criminals, any law that is enacted must 
operate equally upon white loafers and white criminals. If such 
legislation could be accomplished and the laws be strictly en- 
forced, much good would be done ; but the apparent impossibility 
of such conditions leaves the entire matter in doubt. The 
remedy is plain, but it will not be adopted at any early day. 

"The remedy proposed is for the prevention of certain crimes. 
After any such shall have been perpetrated, the slow and uncer- 
tain operation of the machinery of justice, so well known, and 
so difficult of reform, has had the effect of impairing to so great 
an extent public confidence in the regular legal methods of 
handling criminal cases, that the result has been a general up- 
rising and the administration of popular violence in nearly 
every community where certain crimes are committed. 

"The remedy for such violence in every case is a due reform 
in the administration and enforcement of law. The people them- 
selves have all in their own hands. They must do something 
practical. Dreams and theories are worthless in this matter." 

A school house has been destroyed by fire over in Tokio, 

but as no San Franciscan has been charged with the crime, there 
will Lie no occasion for Roosevelt to send Metcalf with the army 
and navy out here to investigate. 

Mrs. Brown, of Denver, thinks she merely exercised a 

wife's privilege when she shot the top off her alleged husband's 
head, and on that showing she wants his cash and the jury to let 
her go free. 

The Little Palace Hotel management has not left out a sin- 
gle good feature of the old management. The Grill is simply 
perfection. Corner Post and Leavenworth. 




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January 5, 1907 


God be thanked for books! They are the true levelers. They 
give to all who will faithfully use them the society, the spiritual 
presence of the best and greatest of our race. No matter how 
poor I am, no matter though the prosperous of my own time will 
not enter my obscure dwelling, if the sacred writers will enter 
and take up their abode under my roof. — William Ellery Chan- 


* * * 

"If George Eliot had died at thirty-eight the world would 
hardly have'heard of her as a novelist at all, for when she pub- 
lished her first great work 'Scenes from Clerical Life; she was 
already older than Mrs. Craigie was when she died, and it was 
in the nest twenty years that she continued to create those mas- 
terpieces which have made her name immortal." 

So writes Ex-Ambassador Joseph 11. Choate in his memorial 
introduction to "The Dream and the Business," the novel which 
John Oliver Hobbes finished just before her death. Mr. Choate 
knew Mrs. Craigie for years and of Ker character he writes: 

"Her popularity grew" with her years. Her industry was pro- 
digious and never relaxed. In truth, her early and lamented 
death may well be attributed to the incessant severity of her 
labors. She never rested, and seemed never to have done with 
her last book before the next one was not merely conceived in her 
own mind, but was actually under way. 

"The whole period of her literary activity was only nineteen 
years, during which she issued from the press not only her nu- 
merous novels and stories, but several plays of no mean merit, 
of which 'The Ambassador' came nearest to being a great suc- 
cess; besides which she was a frequent contributor to leading 
daily and weekly papers, to the reviews, and even wrote for the 
Encyclopedia Britannica. Her pen was never idle, and by this 
strenuous and incessant activity she had come to be generally 
known the world over by her happily chosen pseudonym, which, 
like George Eliot's, will probably be remembered by admiring 
readers long after her real name has been forgotten. The read- 
ing public had come to know her well and to be fond of her 
company, so that dying at the early age of thirty-eight she had 
already long been one of the best-known writers of English 
prose, and few as her years were, the world was distinctly the 
better and happier for her having lived in it." 

* * * 

An amusing and artistic little holiday book is "The Auto 
Guest Book of Mobile Maxims," done collaborate^- by Ethel 
Watts-Mumford Grant and Richard Butler Glaezner. It pur- 
ports to be the Maxims of Pimbad the Railer. and the illustra- 
trations and wording of the proverbs are Oriental. It is appro- 
priately prefaced by the quotation, "The chariots shall rage in 
the streets, they shall jostle one against the other in the broad- 
ways; they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the light- 
ning." Here are some of the maxims: "A broken mirror is a 
sign of misfortune, especially if it fall in thy path;" "They 
that are slain by the auto die not in the odor of sanctity :" "Keep 
thy lamps lit and so avoid litigations:" "Though a man's word 
of honor may be very precious unto him, his word to His Eonor 
is not worth the $10;" "As a man, bless thou the name of 
Adam, but as an autoist the name of Macadam." 

* * * 

Who is there among those that read that does not remember 
the delightful books that have preceded Mr. F. Berkeley Smith's 
latest production, "In London Town."' This is the fourth book 
from this writer's facile pen, and it is just as good as it.- pre- 
decessors. You have a reproduction, to the life, of the actions 
and characteristics of the Londoner. Be gives von the gay pro- 
cession on the Strand, the hotels, and the music halls, and those 
who frequent them, the day and night of the great world me- 
tropolis, in the most captivating fashion. 

Funk & Wagnalls Co. 

* * * 

The "Wooing of Folly" is a novel in the shape of a corre- 
spondence, which tells the tale of ambition, love, parveni ism, 
folly and a leavening of good sense. The whole thing is well 
done, but the reviewer has a temperamental objection to two 

things. These two are indefensible crimes in literature. One 
of these is to tell a tale in the form of epistles, and the other 
is to tell it in dialect. Either should have the penalty of hang- 
ing attached. The book is by James L. Ford, and exhibits a 
great deal of cleverness, but, as I said before, it is impossible. 
for me to enjoy this kind of literary pap. 
D. Appleton & Co., New York. 

* * * 

i ertainly a comprehensive history of the great earthquake and 
fire of San Francisco is a necessity. This has at last been pub- 
lished by the Edward Hilton Company. It is written by Frank 
\V. Aitken and Edward Hilton, and it is the only book on the 
subject that may lay just claim to being historical, for it is in 
no wise an exaggerated account. It contains much matter that 
every San Franciscan should hold dear as a record of the old 
San Francisco we used to know, and the story of the fire and the 
earthquake is told with a minuteness of detail not attempted in 
any other published account of the terrible devastation by the 
lire. It is the one document to which in years to come we can 
point as a truthful account of the dreadful days of 1906. No 
library should lie without it: no scientist can afford to neglect its 
perusal because of the vasi amount of information it gives on the 
great seismic disturbance. It is all in all the very best, the most 
graphic, the least exaggerated, and the most scientific, and at 
the same time, strange as it may seem, the most captivating vol- 
ume that has been published on the subjects mentioned. The 
book contains 285 pages, and is profusely illustrated. 

The Edward Hilton Co., San Francisco. 

* * * 

Chauncey L. Canfield, himself a pioneer, has written a charm- 
ing book, a book that should be in the library of every Cali- 
fornian. In "The Diary of a '49'er," he has given the story of 
"the days of gold." He has told of the seamy and the happy 
side of the miner's life in the early days. The book makes splen- 
did reading, for it bears the impress of truth. 

Morgan-Shepard Co., San Francisco. 

Blake's Book Store 


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Wjhile the merchants of San Francisco are right in de- 
manding that the wharves be kept clear, and that freighl be im- 
mediately hauled from them after landing from boats, they will 
find that it is almost impossible to carry out this rule. The 
commerce of San Francisco is growing to such an extent that 
the wharves are not plentiful enough for its accommodation. 
More than this, there are not transportation facilities in the town 
to handle all the goods that are landed here. Teamsters are 
working overtime, and are charging about what they please, 
and in spite of this, goods pile up, and will continue to do so as 
long as we have as few wharves as now for the landing of 
freight. It is shameful that so large and magnificent a harbor 
as San Francisco bay should be so inadequately supplied with 
wharves and docks. Mile after mile of the water front is ad- 
mirably adapted for shipping, yet is no more prepared for the 
landing of a vessel than fifty years ago. Our merchants should 
be stirring themselves in an endeavor to secure a large slice of 
the $50,000,000 that Congress is to appropriate for rivers and 

Another thing they should work for, and that is a reduction of 
pilotage charges. The high rate charged is added to the cost of 
bringing goods to this port, and to the cost of what goes out. It 
places our merchants at a disadvantage with our Northern neigh- 
bors by forcing them to charge a high price for goods. Port- 
land and Seattle from the North, and Los Angeles from the 
South, are steadily encroaching upon the territory that should 
of right be supplied by San Francisco. Such trade, once lost, 
is hard to regain. The only way that we can hold coast trade ia 
by working toward the cheap delivery of goods in San Francisco 
and their cheap egress. 

Two or three weeks ago, I told of the immense amounl ol 

whiskey adulteration done by rectifiers, who blend all sorts .1' 
deleterious substances and sell the mixture under the Dame uf 
whiskey. The Government has sent agents out hire to regulate 
this traffic and to punish the persistent purveyors of impure 
liquor. The agents will lind their hands lull, as there is hardly 

a bar in San Francisco that sells pure g Is, Eonesl blende are 

all right, being merely the mixing ol two or three kinds of 
whiskey in order to secure a flavor that will please a majority 

of tastes. The rectifiers are the ones who pul poison on the mar- 
ket, and they will Eeel the heavy band of the revenue agents. 
As the Call says, referring to the abuses that exist: "Operating 

under a (ei\ ei imieiil rectifier's liven- QOU8CB 

have reaped thousands of dollar- oi profits by introducing into 
w biskies and u ines i oloring mal tei 

oils, ami by adding water have reduced the high-proof whiskies 
io the lowest grade. These goods lane been placed on the mar- 
ket at the prices of original in . and the public 
has paid and incidentally noticed the difference." The chief 

trouble lies in the t'acl that the Government sanctions adultera- 
tion of liquors. To be sure, it compels i 

on their e,„„l s tilling what adulterants an' used, l'.ut what pro- 
tection is this io the consumer, who buys Ins drink, no! from 
the rectifier or wholesaler, hut from the retailer!- The fetter 
will not proclaim to his customer that the liquor that he puts 
linn com) • oul of a barrel marked adulterated. The law- 
should absolutely prohibit the sale by an] 

Women are women, whether white or yellow. In Oak- 
land, a lew m o, .lung Kee Sou made a murderous attack 
on his wife, cutting ofi four of her lingers with a 

I in live places with the same instrument The 
wife li. n him. and has announced her intention 

ing hack to her murderous husband ami v 

her lingers for him. She says that he was drunk when he tried 
to kill her. The same thing may he seen around th> 
courts. Brutal husbands will he u itence, and 

with . ■ ollen from beating that the tears can hardly 

trickle from them, will fall on their knees and sob "in a plea for 
mercy, because he was drunk when he did it. Humanitarians 
to the whippr h men. They prefer wife- 


The sudden death last Sunday of Frank Hamilton, of 

Ihe Examiner, casl a glean over the local newspaper world, for 

I here are few newspaper men in town so well liked as he was. 

Only the week before, he had been "covering" the graft hearings 
in Judge Dunne's court, and his work was as conscientious ami 
clean-cut as ever. He told some of his co-workers one day, to- 
ward the end of the week, that he had taken cold, and he was 
then advised to go home and take good care of himself. "Oh, 
no," he answered, "this kind of a detail is too important to be 
broken into by a mere cold." Loyal to his paper, as always to 
his friends, Frank Hamilton may be truly regarded as a soldier, 
who dies at his post. 

Tonopah people are planning to make that town the 

pugilistic center of the world, and seem to be proud of their 
ambition. They are heartily welcome to the distinction they 
covet. San Francisco has been more or less a boxing center 
for a good many years, but is perfectly willing to surrender the 
palm to any one who is so foolish as to take it. Along with the 
palm will go toughs and roughs, hoodlums, Tenderloin hang- 
ers-on, the scum and the refuse of creation. Decent people 
have long deplored their presence in San Francisco. If Tono- 
pah wants them she can have them, and could probably collect a 
bonus from San Francisco on a guarantee that she would never 
let them come back to us. 

Mayor Schmitz has met with defeat in his attempt to 

discredit the Relief Committee for charging refugees rent for 
cottages arid for evicting undesirable tenants. He had the 
notorious Mary Kelly as a witness for his side of the case, but 
she acknowledged that while enjoying the full benefits of the re- 
lief fund, she had occupied her time in going around from one 
camp to another and stirring up discord. Other witnesses for 
Ihe Mayor proved as unsatisfactory to him. it being shown that 
though they were as well provided for as any one else, they 
were chronic compldiners, and, not satisfied with their own 
imagined woes, hunted up other people's troubles, and used them 
as an e\eii-o lor instigating si rife, 

It is reported in local naval circles thai the two Sne ar- 
mored cruisers, the California ami the South Dakota, which were 

built at ihe Union [ron Works in this city are to he aenl around 

to the Atlantic within the nexl few weeks, h is merely another 
evidence of ihe Navy Department's hahil of neglecting the 
Pacific Coa-i for ihe heneiit of the Atlantic. Practical] 

entire navy, at least the entire an ed aavy, is now in the North 

\ilauiic Ocean, hovering around New York, Hampton RoacU 
and Oyster Bay. \- the ]\u ific is ' by all tar 

statesmen as the probable theatre oi ol ihe future, 

it would surely Beem desirable to have our naval officers and men 
in these wal ] t,, familiarize themselves with the 

graphy of the Pacific. 

A r.form wave has struck Salt Lake City, and the fine 

Mormon with the perquie "' a week. 

Sticking the nose into other people's business seems to 

have paid tin- Grand Jury. 


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Ha® ■ 

The announcement that the Southern Pacific Company will 
hereafter use electric power on all its suburban lines and make 
the Alameda mole the terminus of a great electric system, has 
had the effect of enhancing values on all the streets in Alameda 
and Oakland upon which these lines are to run. Lincoln avenue, 
in Alameda, is one of the fortunate streets so favored, it is a 
strange fact that while steam propulsion, with its attendant clang 
of bell and soot and smoke, depreciates property, the advent of 
an electric system of the improved kind to be placed in operation 
by the Southern Pacific Company, has the reverse effect. Prop- 
erty on the street named has advanced twenty per cent in value 
since the announcement was made, and the owners of realty arc 

The new cafes in Oakland give one the opportunity of observ- 
ing the new people, those who have been made rich or who are 
on the high road to riches. The earthquake and fire, with the 
consequent rise in real estate values, have been responsible for 
the creation of an entirely new set. Nome, Goldlield and the 
Sound have each contributed their share to this end. The result 
is, that a visit to one or other of the more fashionable restau- 
rants shows the crude material out of which the society of the 
next generation will be made. The older and more refined people 
who constituted the ante-April society have either been forced 
into the background or have retired thither. The new element 
is a trifle coarse, and does not wear its clothes; the clothes, in 
fact, seem to dominate their half-frightened occupants. As we 
watch the crowds at the various tables and mark the successful, 
we see that fortune has, for the most part, favored the inferior. 
We do not find, for example, any evidences worth noting of the 
refined and educated who have come in such numbers from the 
Eastern States. Yonder we see a man who bears the unmis- 
takable marks of an Englishman, but it is the Englishman of 
the baser sort, the man who has neither position nor education. 
Here and there we catch the raucous jargon of the Scandinavian 
peasant who is speaking "English." The new wealth has made' 
new men, but it cannot be said that its product is either agreeable 
or satisfactory. 

* * * 

Sam Davis, State Insurance Commissioner of Nevada, has 
presented a project to Oakland capitalists which comprehends 
the organization of a miners' club, the erection of a $1,000,000 
home, installation of a great mining exhibit and the centering 
here of the coast mining interests. Edson Adams, Sol. Kahn, 
H. C. Capwell, B. P. Miller, Louis P. Titus and J. Y. Eccleston 
have heard Davis" plan, which has also been under discussion in 
San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

* * * 

The officers on the ferry boats that run to the Alameda mole 
have lots of fun during wet weather counting the number of peo- 
ple who raise umbrellas when disembarking. As the boats come 
into the slip when it is raining hard, men will button their coats 
closely about them, and then carefully hoist their umbrellas. 
Women get their umbrellas spread, gather their skirts about 
them, and, ducking their heads, run for the apron. Some will go 
clear through so protected from the imaginary rain. Others 
will discover, after taking a few steps, that they are perfectly 
sheltered by the immense arched hood, under which the boat 
lands. Then umbrellas will be closed, and the victims will try 
to look unconscious of having made a mistake. 

* * # 

One of our fastidious young men had a harrowing experience 
on the Bay City not long ago. He was escorting across the bay 
a country school teacher, whose years were uncertain, but whose 
ideas of propriety were remarkably well developed. There u as 0.0 
fooling her on what was right and what was wrong. She had 
read Ruth Askmore's advice to girls from start to finish. 

She and her escort seated themselves, and were hardly adjusted 
comfortably when the school teacher saw something that froze 
her stiff with horror. It was nothing less terrible than a youth 
of about twenty and a girl a little younger, the latter with her 
head comfortably disposed on the former's shoulder. They at- 
tracted no particular attention from the passengers, some giving 
them a look of amused tolerance, others merely glancino- at them. 
But not so the school teacher from the country. Her whoie 
moral fibre writhed at the sight. 

She clutched her escort by the arm. "Look at that," she said, 
in a stage whisper. "Look at it, will you I" 

He looked, and so did other passengers. They did not look, 
though, at the sight that horrified the school teacher. Instead, 
they bent the glances on her and her escort, who flinched under 
the battery of eyes. 

"Yes, I see," he hastily whispered, and tried to turn the con- 
versation into other channels. 

But she was not to be denied. 

"Why, I think that's perfectly awful. Such things shouldn't 
be allowed in public. The constable at home would arrest them 
in a minute!" 

By this time, every passenger within hearing was listening 
with a broad grin to her denunciation and enjoying the discom- 
fiture of her companion, who was squirming on account of the at- 
tention he was attracting. His first thought was to try to con- 
vince her that city people thought nothing of seeing an innocent 
young thing slumbering with her head on a boy's shoulder. But 
this, he knew, would lead to argument and attract still more 
attention. Again he tried his powers as a conversationalist, and 
for a time was successful. The school-teacher grew interested 
and forgot all about the offending lovers. But during a lull in 
the conversation she took another look in their direction. Then 
she shrilled excitedly: "They're at it yet !" 

The guffaw that followed this awoke the girl, who sat up 
straight and looked around in indignant surprise. Our fastidious 
friend, although the boat was not yet abreast of Goat Island, per- 
suaded the young lady from the country that it was about to land, 
and that they should go forward. And the innocent young thing 
who was the cause of it all, lowered her head to the boy's shoulder 
and gently slumbered again. 

* * * 

As a bit of interesting information, it may be stated that the 
Oakland, which now runs to the Alameda mole, is the oldest 
ferry-boat on the bay. She much resembles the sailor's jack-knife 
of which the owner said: 

"Wouldn't take anything for that knife. My father gave it to 
mc forty years ago." 

"It looks new," remarked a friend. 

"Well," was the reply, "it has had a new handle three times 

Old Glory waves its folds 
over eighty million people 


Stimulates the multitude 
and fortifies the inner man 


Agents for California and Nevada. 

912-914 Folsom St.. San Francisco. Cat. 

.1 \MARY 5, 190~. 


and a new blade twice." 

80 with the Oakland. Since she was built, she has been altered 
and repaired bo much thai she is practically another boat. But 
in spite of this, she continues t<> lie the Oakland, the oldest ferry 

boat on the bay. 

* * * 

II' the gossip of waiters goes Eor anything, some of the mem- 
bers of swelldom across the bay must have had a gay old time 
in Oakland's leading cafe on Now fear's Eve. The tipgetters 
of the City of Oaks surely tell of not a tew strange happenings, 
and if their tales be true, it is quite evident that there are Oak- 
landers who might teach a few tricks to the care-free sojourners 
in "(fay Paree." 

But the .most startling thing of the many which occurred in 
the cafe that night is the one wherein School Director Benjamin 
Franklin Woolner, County Clerk "Jack" Cook and Cal. Ewing, 
Secretary of the State Bank Commission, are said to have been 
the chief actors. , 

It is said that "Ben" cannot stand the smell of champagne, 
and that being somewhat dazed (the fumes of champagne are 
said to have been very strong in the cafe) he became possessed 
of the idea that his dancing would furnish amusement for the 
gay revelers who thronged the place. In a moment, say the 
waiters, "Ben" was upon one of the tables, and while his two 
companions called the attention of the crowd, the School 
Director is alleged to have given an exhibition that was a cross 
between the dance of the natives of the Hawaiian Islands and 
the French can-can. (It will be recalled that "Ben" took the 
part of "Little Egypt" in the Nile Club jinks not long ago.) 

But after all, "Ben" is a good fellow — he's going to try his 
best to raise the teachers' salaries — the young teachers' salaries. 

It takes a kick to awaken some people to their opportunities : 
a gentle hint is sufficient Eor the same purpose in the case of 
certain others. Judging from the efforts which are being put 
forth by the negro population of Oakland, the colored voters 
belong to the latter class. It will be remembered thai a greal 
sensation was created around the bay at the close of the trial 
of Lester C. McNulty for as alleged felonious assaull upon 
Dorothy Olsen, when it was learned that "Dave" Swain, an e\- 
policeman, who had been silting as a juror in the case, bad writ- 
ten a letter to Deputy District Attorney Everett J. Brown, the 

prosecutor, while the trial was in progress, in which it was 
clearly stated that for $150 paid to him, Swain would guarantee 
that the negro Mile would lie e;isl to make lirown the District 
Attorney. In his Letter, the juror staled thai the negro vote ent 

a considerable figure in Oakland politics, Down in the West-end 

the leaders of the black men sal up and look notice. Result: 

The negroes of Oakland sa\ thai John Wilds, the veteran jani- 
tor of the City Hall, and also the editor of ;i colored peoples' 

society paper, must lie put in the field at the ne\1 election a- ,, 

candidate for (be (.Hie oi Councilman-at-Lai 

Now, the chances of John Wild's H ted one of the 

"City Fathers" of Oakland, are loo remote to be given con- 
lion, but the t; 1.1 remains that with the exception of His Honor. 

Mayor Moll, the smiling janitor is the 1110-1 diplomatic man 

around the City Hall. Mayors have come and Mayors havi 
but John Wilds staved on and 1- still there. How has he re- 
mained when administrations changed? Well, perhaps it is 
due to the faei that whenever the incoming Chief Executive 

of the City of Oaks opened th 1 k ato the Mayor's 

chamber for the first time, he was sure to find a beautiful bou- 
quet of roses lying across his desk. Who put them there? A K 

John Wilds. 

* * • 

A Melrose port, the wife of a man who deals in n 
tate. has inspired Joaquin Miller, the 1'oet of the Sierras, to in- 
dite a verse in her honor. If it were not positively known that 
the lines came directly from the pen of the aged - 

reader would be inclined to believe that some - 
boy had been experimenting with doggerel brought forth by 
"puppy love" and had accidentia Bigned the wrong name. 

• * * 

If reports be true. Oakland policemen do not keep their 
word. A Chinaman told Judge Samuels in court the other 
morning that a patrolman had assured him that it would lx> 
"all lite" to conduct an opium "joint." The Chinaman 
for business, and almost immediately found himself and th 
his white patrons under arrest. Either the Mongolian misun- 
od the policeman, or some one blundered, for the Chinese 

is now in the city prison taking the rest cure for the next fifty 

In the midst of a legal argument a day or so ago, Colonel 
William O'Brien, who was trying to explain the meaning of 
the word "minor" in the contemplation of the law, paused long 
enough to remark: 

"Your Honor doesn't consider the students at the University 
of California children, do you':" 

"Quite often," was the brief response of Judge Samuels, who 
was occupying the bench at the time. 

Judge Samuels is a self-made man. He knows the difference 
between education and the reputed education which too many 
of the irresponsible young men in college flaunt in the faces of 
those far wiser than they will ever be. 

* * * 

"I notice that Captain Petersen has recovered from his ill- 
ness, and is now back at his post," said one police reporter to an- 
other in the corridor of Oakland's City Hall the other morning. 

"Why, I was just in his office," replied his co-worker, "but 
I failed to see him." 

"Neither have I seen him," was the answer. 

"Then how do you know that he has returned to his duties?" 

"Easy enough," said the one who had begun the conversation. 
"A moment ago I went into Chief Wilson's office to ask about 
an arrest which was made last night, and I actually got the de- 
tails without having to wait until the Chief had his clerk tele- 
phone to the jailer to find out whether or not any one by that 
name had been taken into custody. I was surprised for the 
moment, but a glance at paper lying upon the Chief's desk gave 
me a key to the situation. It was Petersen's morning report. 
Von know, the Captain is systematic as thunder, and when he's 
on duty, even Chief Wilson can tell a thing straight — once in 
a while." 

Ami before he had ceased speaking, Captain Petersen could 
be seen coming up the steps to his superior's office to aid the 
latter in adjusting some matter that had -one awry. 


is wise. He knows that the Palace Hotel Grill, the Palace chef. 

the Bervice, and all il ther necessities of a pleasanl luncheon 

are to be bad ai the Palace Grill, corner of Post and Leaven- 

Taft & Pennoyer 

Thirtieth Annual 

10 Per Cent 

Discount Sale 

Now in Progress 

Special Silk Sale 

For Monday, Jan. 7, '0? 

On this date we will place on sale 
7000 yards of beautiful imported and 
domestic silks. All colors and all 
qualities. Formerselling;price$1.25, 
$1.50, $1.75, $2.00, $2.50, and 
$2.75 per 'yard. Special Monday. 
Sale price 75 cents the yard. 

Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland, Gal. 



January 5, 1907 


The most important event of the week was the dinner-dance 
given on Wednesday evening by Miss Jennie Crocker. This 
was Miss Crocker's maiden effort as a hostess, and she carried 
off the honors with an ease and grace which speaks highly for 
her training and natural ability. The scene was a pretty one 
against the I ackground of the lovely old Crocker place, and as 
most of the guests belonged to the younger set, a delightful in- 
formality prevailed. It was by no means a "display" ball, no 
attempt being made to establish a new record in entertaining. 
There have been bigger and more beautiful balls given in the 
environs of Burlingame — balls that sent special society scrib- 
blers down to gather material for six columns of ''nub-dub" — 
but there has never been a happier, merrier gathering of young 
people to tread on the toes of the glad New Year. 

Little Miss Crocker looked very sweet in a "simple" gown — 
the sort of simplicity that has its home in Paris and means 
miles of hand-sewed tucks, yards of beautiful, hand-made laces 
and embroideries, and all the artful and artistic touches that 
go to deceive mere man into thinking a frock is "one of those 
simple little white things." All the girls looked particularly 
pretty in the fresh frocks they had secured for the occasion. 
Charlotte Wilson had on a very fetching new blue gown that 
was very much admired. 

Those who thought they could get through this post-earth- 
quake season on half a dozen gowns, find that the amount of 
entertaining demands a much larger wardrobe, and the smart 
dressmakers are all put to it to turn out enough frocks to save 
the season from looking frayed at the edges. The large estab- 
lishments all find it impossible to get sufficient help to turn out 
their orders. In spite of Rose Pastor Stokes' declaration that 
extravagance in dress in one class is balanced by misery in an- 
other strata, the sempstresses in San Francisco are busier 
and far better paid than ever, and they would be the last to 
wish society plucked of its fine feathers. 

Events have crowded so thick and fast this week that the rest 
cure will be in order if the dizzy whirl does not slacken a bit. 
On Saturday night there was a pretty little dance in the 
wooded, lanterned confines of Sausalito. On Sunday fully half 
of the smart set went down to Burlingame, so as to be on hand 
for the scheduled delights. New Year's eve there were a dozen 
big dinners and dances. The Frank Carolans entertained at a 
very smart dinner, and the Joseph Tobins were hosts at a 
jolly affair. There were several big dinners given in town, too, 
that night, among the hostesses being Mrs. Hedges, whose guests 
afterwards joined tire carnival of fun on Van Ness avenue. 

Almost all the society leaders received in an informal way 
on New Year's day. Very few of them sent out cards, but the 
s P ic y> generous bowl of egg-nogg was prepared for the informal 
caller who dropped in to wish the ubiquitous but ever welcome 
"Happy New Year." 

On Wednesday, the night of Miss Crocker's dinner dance, 
most of the residents down that way entertained house parties 
over Thursday. The Henry Scotts, the Hopkinses, the Mount- 
ford Wilsons, the Carolans and the Tobinses all hung out 
latch-keys for their young friends. 

One of the events in pleasant prospect for.vthe- fortunate is 
the cotillion which the De Youngs will give on the eighth in the 
ball-room of their town house. They decided to depart from 
their custom of giving a vaudeville on New Year's eve, as most 
of the young men who have contributed to the success of these 
affairs are so strenuously engaged in helping build up Greater 
San Francisco that they could not spare the necessary time to 
rehearse a vaudeville. The cotillion will no doubt be a very 
pretty affair. I hear the favors came all the way from Paris, 
and the De Young ball room lends itself so prettily to an affair 
of this kind. Over a hundred invitations have been issued for 
this affair. 

Word comes from Santa Barbara that Mr. and Mrs. Horatio 
Livermore and Miss Elizabeth will spend the winter there, and 
in spring leave for an extended trip to Europe. Their home on 
Russian Hill will be sold, I am told, and after several years 
residence abroad, the family will re-establish itself here. " 


The First, Semi- Annual 

Clearance Sale 

In their new store, 1655 Van Ness Ave. ; 
which will be marked by extraordinary reduc- 
tions in Tailor Made Suits, Gowns and Cos- 
tumes, High Class Waists, Coats for Evening, 
Automobiling and Street wear. All garments 
are strictly new, many not having been more 
than a few weeks in stock. 

Mrs. Emma Shatter Howard and Miss Maude Howard will 
receive on Fridays during January, at the Pacific avenue house 
they have taken for the winter. The reception days are ar- 
ranged to give the many friends of the Howards a chance to 
greet Miss Maud after her long absence abroad. 

An interesting visitor in San Francisco is Mrs. Bell, the 
mother of Lillian Bell, the authoress. Mrs. Bell is awaiting 
the arrival of her son. Lieutenant Bell, who is returning from 
Manila on sick leave. Mrs. Bell has been so worried about her 
sou's health that she has not accepted any formal invitations, 
but those who have had an opportunity to meet her say that she 
is just as charming as the mother pictured in one of her daugh- 
ter's books. 

Letters from New York speak of the social success of Helen 
Dean, who is spending the winter there. Miss Dean is consid- 
ered a beauty in New York, and excites many flattering com- 
ments at the Hotil Netherland, where the Deans are staying. 

A great deal of entertaining is planned in honor of Miss Ruth 
Morton, whose engagement to Parke Holt was announced last 
week. The wedding will not be celebrated until spring, so 
there will be ample time to fete this popular young pair. 

Another meeting of Mrs. White's skating club will be held 
on Monday night. Loyalty to this pastime does not abate, as 
the formation of clubs at all the smart suburbs prove. And 
people even come up from Burlingame, San Rafael and Sausa- 
lito for the Monday night meetings which Mrs. White patron- 

Ruef expresses amazement at the refusal of the courts to 

run things according to his schedule. 

PAZO OINTMENT Is guaranteed to cure any case of Itching, Blind. 
Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days or money refunded. 60c. 

Annie L. Stone 

Hotel Majestic, 1 500 Sutter Street. 




Exquisite Fur sets, Parisian Novelties in Leather 
Goods, Veils, etc., specially selected for the 

January 5, 1907. 




of the Condition and Value of the Assets and Liabilities 


Hibernia Savings And Loan Society 


and where said assets are situated 

1 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby secured, the 

actual value of which Is $29,933,006.78 

The condition of said Promissory Nnlcs ;iml dehts is as 
follows: They are all existing Contracts, owned by said 
Corporation, and are payable to it at its office, which is 
situated at the corner of Market, McAllister and Jones 
streets, in the City and County of San Francisco, State of 
California, and the payment thereof la secured by First 
Mortgages on Real Estate within this State. Said 
Promissory Notes arc kept and held by said Corporation 
at its said office, which is its principal place of business, 
and said Notes and debts are there situated 

2 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby secured, the 

actual value of which Is L\590.o4n.ini 

The condition of said Promissory Notes and debti 

follows: They are all existing t 'mil no is. owned by 

Corporation, and are payable to it at its office, which Is 

situated as a foresaid, and tho payment thereof is secured 

by pledge and hypothecation of Bonds of Railroad and 
Quail-public Corporations. 

3— Bonds of the United States, the actual value of which 18.18,864,870.11 
The condition of said Bonds Is as Follows: They belong 

to said corporation, and arc kept and held by It in Its own 

vaults and are there situated They are "Registered I 
per cent of 1907" ($2,100,000.00), 4 per cent of 1986 (88,286 
000.00) United States ftmds. and i ustvict "f Columbia 
($475,000.00) 8.66 per cent Bom iteed by the 

United states Government- and are payable only to tin- 
order of said Corporation 

4 — Miscellaneous Bonds, the actual value of which is 8, 451.975.60 

The condition of said Bonds is as follows; They belong 

to said Corporation, and are kept and hold by it In its 

own vaults and are there situated 

They are; 

"Southern Pacific Railroad Company of Cali- 
fornia 6 per cent Bonds $ 655,000.00 

"San Francisco and North Pacific Railway Com- — i 

pany 6 per rent Bonds 455, 000. nn 

"Los Angeles Pacjflc Railroad Company of 

California Refunding 5 per cent Bonds" 400.0 

"Lob Angeles Railway Company of California 

5 per cent Bonds 334. 

"San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway 

Company 6 per cent Bonds" JNS.OOO 80 

"Southern Pacific Branch Railway company of 

California 6 per cent Bonds" 840,8 

"Northern Sompany 5 per 

.ent Bonds" 60,1 

"Northern Railway Company of California 5 per 

Cent Bonds" *. 

"Market Street Cable Railway Company s per 

Cent bonds IdM, 

"Market Street Railway Com pan v First Con- 

sted Mortgage 6 per cent Bonds" 503.000.00 

"The Omnibus Cable Company 6 per cent 

Bonds" 167. 

•'Powell Street Railway Companv * per cent 

Bonds" 163. >■■ 

"Sutter Street Railwav Companv 5 per cent 

"Presidio and Ferries Railroad Company 6 per 

cent Bonds" 16, 

"Ferries and Cliff House Railwav Company 6 per 


"City and County of San Francisco 3 1-2 per cent 

te Pepot 4 per cent Bonds" 250.000.00 

"City of Vallejo 5 per cent Bonds" 62,000.00 

"County of San Mateo Court House 4 per cent 

Bonds" 50,000.00 

"Court House School District Sonoma County 

l' L . per cent Bonds" :■:;, utn 

"City of San I.uis (Jhispn 5 pi-i cent Bonds" 11,260.19 

"Tin- Merchants' Exchange 7 per tent Bonds" 1.500,000.00 

"San Francisco Gas and Electric Company 4 1-8 
per cent Bonds" 496,000.00 

5 — Interest on Miscellaneous Bonds, Balance accrued to 

January 1, 1907 54,795.66 

6 — {a) Real Estate situated In the Citv and County of San 
Francisco (897.696.68) and in the Counties of Santa Clara 
(888,660.44) Alameda (840,066.46), and San Mateo 

($3,076.72) In this State, the actual value of which is 179,478.16 

(hi The land and building In which said Corporation 

keeps its said Office, the actual value of which is 586, 166.05 

The condition of said Real Estate is that It belongs to 
said corporation, and part of it is productive 

7 — Proportion of Taxes f<»r the Fiscal Year 1806-1907 charge- 
able to next year 50.454.66 

8 — Cash in United States Gold and Silver Coin, belonging to 
said corporation, and in Its possession, and situated at Its 
said office, actual value 2.679,809.49 

Total Assets $58.779. 995.76 


1 — Said Corporation owes Deposits amounting to and the 

tual value of which is 166.11 : 

Tlic condition of said Deposits is that they are payable 
only out of is ami ar.- futiy secured thereby. 

;— Reserve Fund. Actual Value 

Total Liabilities ! 


By JAMES R. KELLY President 

By R. M. TOBIN. Secretary 

City and County of San Fran- 

TAMES R KELLY and R. M TOBIN. being -ach duly sworn, each for 
himself, savs: That said JAMES R. KELLY is President and that said 
R M. TOBIN is Secretary of THE HIBERNI> 

s< 'CIETY. the corporation above mentioned, and that the foregoing 
statement is true. 

JAMES R KELLT. President. 

R. M. TOBIN. Secretary. 
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of January 

Public In and for the City and County of San 
- ate of California. 



January 5, 1907 

Looked on 

There is a law on the statute books that provides for some sort 
of punishment for the individual who expectorates on sidewalks. 
in street cars, or in any public places. Lately the offenders 
against the public by this particular nuisance have been on the 
increase. In depots," in street cars, on the streets, in the lobbies 
of hotels, and in the entrances to theatres, the inevitable expec- 
torate! is on hand. We need no new law. Enforce the old one 
and give the fellows who stand around in blue coats and brass 
buttons something more to do. When the law is enforced, it 
should not be allowed to pass into a memory again, but it should 
be one of the constant duties of a police officer to compel enforca- 
ment by arrest. It is an offensive act to spit about indiscrimin- 
ately, and it becomes a menace to the public health when in- 
dulged in as freely as it is at present. By all means let us have 
the law enforced as it stands on the statute books, or repeal it al- 

* * * 

Princess Christian has been thrown out of a motor car on a 
trip from Aix-les-bains to La Grande Chartreuze. The automo- 
bile was overturned by the breaking of a brake, and the Princess 
was thrown out on the road. Fortunately she was not hurt. It is 
now in order for every Britisher of any pretension to be throw, i 
out of his auto. 

In regard to the number; of inelhcients that are now on the 
judicial bench in San Francisco, it is suggested that nominations 
be made directly by the people to the party committees. It is 
obviously certain the selection of the judiciary by venal bosses 
has never resulted in giving San Francisco, except in notable in- 
stances, anything but a lot of nincompoops and ineapables as 
judges. If the public will take a hand and make direct nomina- 
tions, by letter, to either a non-partisan committee, selected 
by public mass meeting, or to the regular party committee, if 
that can be made possible, then to select a venire from which a 
jury of lawyers will draw the nominees that are to bo balloted 
upon by the people, it will be an improvement on present meth- 
ods. Or it might be possible to allow a convention of lawyers 
to nominate all judges. Certainly, some now scheme should 
be adopted that will guarantee the non-interference of such 
creatures as Ruef. 

* * * 

Dr. Charles J. Eastman is a refined gentleman, and in nati\ it \ 
is a full-bred Sioux Indian. He recently gave some strong talk 
at the Harvard Union, before a largo audience of Earvard stu- 
dents. Dr. Eastman is a very successful homeopathic physician 
and a graduate of Amherst College. Speaking of the Indian, 
he said: "He has high ideals and he lives up to them; lie wor- 
ships a perfect physique." In speaking of the pale-face, lie said : 
"They are incubator hatched : the soil in which they are brought 
up is too artificially fertilized with tenderloin and baked po- 
tato. The Indian," he said, "develops a stomach and a heart. 
The trouble with the pale-face is that he is a boaster. We could 
pile up buildings, but \\-f do not want to deface Mother Earth. 
Civilization has ruined the virgin forests, some of the laughing I 
waters, which have been big streams, are now nothing but a low 
sad, trickling tears, because the white man usos up the stream. - ' 
All of which proves that civilization has not stolen the good 
doctor's eloquence. 

Mr. Roosevelt's cabinets remind one of a Waltham watch. They 
are apparently made up of interchangeable parts, and whenever 
the whole thing shows signs of deterioration, the works are 
switched around so as to run for another period of time. The 
Cabinet may also be likened to a game of chess, and the minis- 
ters are shoved around like a lot of black and red pawns or fig- 
ures. On the whole, however, they make a pretty good lot of 
secretaries to the man with the big stick. 
* * * 

United States District Attorney Robert T. Devlin, who is 
in Washington, conferring with Attorney General Bonaparte and 
Secretary Root on the Japanese school question, has become a 
national figure through being the Government attorney to whose 

lot it falls to carry the matter through the courts. Devlin comes 
of a remarkable family that has met with much worldly success. 
One of his brothers, Edward, is managing editor of the Sacra- 
mento Bee, and does not hesitate to roast Robert T. through the 
columns of that paper when his official acts do not please the Bee. 
Another brother, Frank, is manager of a large English 
insurance company; and a third, William, is a successful 
attorney. Robert T. is noted for his non-committal interviews 
with newspaper men. The present administration discourages 
loquacity on the part of public officials. Devlin, while he talks 
for the press, obeys the wishes of his superiors by saying nothing 
in a whole lot of space. Sometimes he will dictate a column 
interview, in which lie will be remarkably successful in saying 
nothing in particular. 

During the recent visit here of Assistant Attorney-General 
.1. B. McEeynolds, bo and Devlin were closeted together for the 
greater part of one afternoon. The newspaper men, scenting 
a discussion of the Japanese question, were hot on their trail. 
Devlin informed them that ho would ask MeReynolds if he 
oared to ho interviewed, anil would let them know his wishes 
when the discussion was ended. Patiently the reporters and 
photographers waited in an ante room while the two officials 
talked. At last Devlin came out cordial and smiling. 

"Will he talk to us?" queried one of the reporters. 

"lie might, if you could see him," was the good-natured re- 

p ] y- 

"Well, where is he now!' 

"That's moio than I can tell yon. When I saw him last he 
was scooting for the elevator as though the whole tribe of you 
v. ere after him." 

It then transpired that when the conference was finished, 
Devlin let his superior officer out through the main door of his 
office into the hall-way, and gave him plenty of time to escape 
before telling the reporters about it. 

* * * 

When the Californian millionaire of early days wished to 
realize his conception of earthly magnificence, he imported from 
the quarries of Vermont or Now Hampshire the material for a 
brown-stone mansion. The discovery of groat deposits of fine 
marble and granite in Inyo and other counties of California has 
rendered it superfluous to go so far away from home in search 
of building materials that combine beauty and durability in a 
high degree. 

Recent visitors to Marble Island. Alaska, report the finding of 
greater quantities of marble than are known to exist in all the 
rest of the United States. They further say that it can be 
brought to California and sold for what it costs to bring marble 
by rail from Vermont. It is proposed to form a corporation for 
tin' purpose of developing the deposits in Marble Island, and 
to establish marble works costing half a million dollars either 
in San Francisco or Oakland. The reconstruction of San Fran- 
cisco and the great amount of building going on in Oakland, 
Alameda, Berkeley and other bay cities will create a large de- 
mand for marble. It is said that there are in Sao Francisco 
orders for marble valued at one and a half million dollars and 
that Oakland wants half a million dollars' worth. 

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The political bosses and the statesmen are looking about with 
a greal deal of bewilderment for SenatoriaJ timber. Colonel 
Hammon was mentioned bj the press as available and will- 
ing ai the time of the purchase of the Sacramento paper by 
Colonel Forbes. It was said that the purchase was made with 

thi' idea of booming Hammon lor the Senatorial toga. The 
rumor has been denied, authoritatively. There is sonic talk of 
the Western Pacific training Grove Johnson for the race, but 
this may also be dismissed as idle talk, as it is more than doubt- 
ful it Johnson would accept the position if handed him on a 
silver platter ; and the Western Pacific is not yet strong enough 
to interfere in the game. In San Francisco many candidates 
suggest themselves, and among those mentioned is the name el' 
Sam Shortridge. It is not known whether the gifted orator 
has any dormant ambition in that direction, but it is a fact 
that his well recognized probity and his freedom from affilia- 
tion with cliques would make him an ideal people's candidate. 
One thing is positive: Shortridge would adorn the place, and 
the State would be represented by a man to the manor born, 
and by a man who would make the Senate chamber ring with 
his eloquence. 

* * * 

"Johnnie" Byrne, raconteur and bon vivant, manager of the 
combined railroad lines out of Tiburon and Sausalito, formerly 
traffic and passenger agent for the Santa Fe in Los Angeles, is 
to reside in San Francisco. He will be a decided acquisition to 
San Francisco's social life. As an after-dinner speaker, he 
ranks second to none in the land, and as a railroad man — well, 
his promotion tells the story of his ability in that line — he 
is the man who made the kite-shaped track famous. We may 
look for rapid transit and a thousand and one innovations in 
Marin, now that the two companies have been merged in fact 
as well as in print. What was formerly an impossibility is now 

a possibility because of the change of method. 

* * * 

Isn't it about time that the enthusiasts in the automobile 
sport formed an association on the Oakland side of the bay. 
There are a large number of gentlemen in the city of Oaks own- 
ing their own machines, and an effective association of this kind 
would certainly result in much better roads. The suggestion 

has been made by ■ of the local newspapers, and it is certainly 

a good one, and the News Letter hastens to second the motion. 

The project to remove the Stale Pair to the bay region has 
been taken up by prominent San Franciscans, ami a lull is to 
be introduced during the coining Legislative Bession in transfei 
the yearly State Exposition to the old Tanforan grounds at 

San Francisco. This will be a distinct Rain to San Mateo 
County and lo San Francisco, 'the project was first mentioned 

in these columns, ami al that time Oakland was mentioned in a 
favorable manner, but because of lack of enthusiasm an 
thoBe approached, ii was dropped as far as Oakland is concerned. 
If Oakland bad a few energetic and patriotii ithin hei 

borders it might yet land ibis plum, despite the powerful 

ment that is trying to remove it to Tanforan. It is doubtful 
if the people i>( Oakland realize the benefits to be derived from 
a properly managed State Fair, near a heavily populated cen- 
ter. Furthermore, it would give Oakland racing that could 

regulated and kept clean and would enable the people to enjoy 

a yearly dose oJ the sport, within reasonabl - to dura- 

tion, and it might help m keeping ''akhind youth awav from 


* * * 

Mr. o. E. Mathewson, of Oakland, the Pacific Coast manager 

of the Diamond Rubber Company, is elf en a trip to the 1 
lie will visit the New York automobile show and the company's 
works at Akron. Ohio. (In his return, he will establish an 

agency for the Diamond Rubber Company in San Fran. 
The company will probably put up its own building. 


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January 5, 1907 


There is little to say for the week 
Local Mining Market, regarding market conditions. Owing 
to the intervention of the New Year 
holidays, business has been badly broken up, and the results are 
hardly a fair criterion of the market. However, it is natural 
to look for a broader market from now on, with more activity and 
higher prices. Of course, the miners' strike in Goldfield will 
act as a check on business while it lasts, but this will not be 
forever. The mines of Tonopah have made a good record 
for the year, and since January, 1905, they have paid the sum 
of $2,200,000 in dividends. Of this sum Tonopah Mining paid 
$1,200,000; Belmont paid $800,000, and Midway $800,000. 
During the coming year, the milling facilities will be largely 
increased, and it is confidently asserted that when the full 
milling capacity is employed, that the output of the Tonopah 
district will be $30,000,000 a year at least. .Manhattan will be 
on the cards before long, which will help to swell the record of 
business. Other mining camps in Nevada will be heard from 
shortly, to add zest to the speculative movement, which should 
be heavier than it has been in the past. Prices are fairly well 
sustained, with business still showing a huge volume. 

Some time ago the News Letter announced 
An Important that negotiations were pending with Eastern 
Mining Sale, people for the sale of the well known Wild- 
man-Mahoney mines in Sutter Creek, Ama- 
dor County. The deal has been carried through, the pur- 
chasers being a number of capitalists in Pittsburg and Chicago, 
incorporated under the title of the Mother Lode Gold Com- 
pany. This is the first important mining transaction which 
has taken place for many years, and the distribution of a large 
amount of new capital in California should result. Both the 
Wildman and the Mhhoney properties are old-time California 
mines, work on both of them dating back to 1852. They hare 
both produced a large amount of gold, and from one open cut 
alone in the Mahoney mine, near the shaft, over $1,000,000 
was taken out. Of late, a large amount of money has been spent 
in developing the lower workings of these mines, and at a con- 
siderable depth on the Wildman. a rich strike was made some 
months ago, which was reported in these columns, and which 
had much to do with helping out the sale of the mines. Both 
of these properties have always been regarded as representative 
mines of California, and it will be hoped thev will continue to 
maintain their reputation for many years to come. The Emer- 
son shaft will not be completed and a modern hoisting plant 
will also be installed. 

The Coalinga Oil Fields, Limited, has 

A Large Sale of been organized in London, with a capi- 

Oil Lands. tal of $2,250,000, to take over certain 

oil lands which will practically give the 
new corporation control of the entire Eastern side of the Coa- 
linga oil fields. The acreage involved is 1760, including the fol- 
lowing properties: All of section 34, three-quarters of section 
26, and all of section 14. Among the companies enlisted are 
Forty, Oyama, West Moreland, Pittsburg Coalinga, Pittsburg 
McCreary, 340 Oil Company, Star Oil Company, O. Heath Com- 
pany, and the Ward interest. All these claims 'are, in section 34. 
In section 26 there are the Arline Company and the K. W. Oil 
Company and eighty acres unnamed. In section 14 there are 
the Tavern and the Avon. The property brought values rang- 
ing from $1,000 to $4,500 an acre. 

President Foster Retires 
from Railroad. 

A. W. Foster, the highly-re- 
spected President of the Califor- 
nia Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany and the North Shore Rail- 
road Company, retired from office on the first of the year, his 
retirement being deeply regretted by every one connected with 
the roads. Hnder the able management of Mr. Foster, these com- 
panies have now reached a point of marked prosperity, in strik- 
ing contrast with the condition when he first took charge of the 
old Donohue road in 1893, and later of the North Shore, which 

Mohawk Leases which 

Look Well. 

under its former management, was a bye-word among railroad 
men, owing to its miserable condition and the way it was con- 
ducted. Mr. Foster revolutionized these roads, and after much 
hard work and a heavy outlay of money, brought them up to 
the present high standard of efficiency. The joint roads are 
now under the direct management of the Southern Pacific, 
which, in conjunction with the Santa Fe, will close the gap 
now existing, and connect with Eureka, in Humboldt County, 
only reached now by water. Mr. Foster, as the head of A. W. 
Foster Company, will low take up the development of the 
northern section of the State, where he is largely interested as 
a land-owner. 

•"What may prove to be an import- 
ant strike within the next few days 
has been made on the Mohawk 
Consolidated Leasing Company's 
block of ground near the center of the Mohawk claims," says 
the Goldfield News. "The miners, working at the end of a 125.- 
foot drift on the 220-foot level, broke into a body of sulphide 
ore. Its values have not yet been ascertained, samples being 
at the assayers. From all appearances, the wall encountered de- 
notes permanency, and during the next few days, it is thought, 
the value of the find will become known. For twenty-five feet 
before breaking into the ore. the miners worked through excep- 
tionally hard rock." In sinking the shaft on Mohawk No. 1 
Leasing Company's ground, a two and one-half foot vein has 
been passed through, which assayed from $24 to $154. At a 
depth of approximately 200 feet, they are now passing through 
another stringer, which looks favorable, the assays from which 
have not A'et been received. The intention of this company, 
however, is to sink to a depth of from 200 to 250 feet, and then 
cross-cut for a known ledge, which was cut at a depth of 130 
feet in an incline shaft sunk previously in exploration -work. 

* * * 

Statistics show that this has been a very profitable year for 
the bankers of California. The bank clearings increased during 
the first three-quarters of 1906 from $1,279,000,988. the total 
for nine months of 1905, to $1,369,887,977, a gain of $90,887,- 
880, or more than $7,000,000 a month on the average, despite 
the fire. In October, the bank clearings amounted to $206,989,- 
793. leading October in 1905 by the great sum of $40,000,000. 
The Bank Commissioners of California have just issued their 
annual report, in which they show a net increase of assets in 
the State banks of California in 1906 that amounts to more 
than $88,000,000. There are 561 banks in the State, thirteen 
more savings banks than there were at a corresponding date in 
1905, twenty-seven more commercial banks, ten more private 

banks, and twenty-one more national banks. 

* * * 

The financial statement of the 

The Tfibiriiin Stutewrnl. Hibcrnia Savings and Loan 

Society, showing its condition on 

December 31st, is. as usual, a very satisfactory document, with 

its substantial showing of wealth. The assets of this great 

bank, according to the sworn statement, aggregate $58,779,- 










$ 387,728.70 







































Francis Cutting, Geo. N. O'Brien 

Vice-President Cashier 


Jam \ry 5, 190?. 



995.76. Of ibis amount, the sum of $13,354,270.3'! is repro 
sented by bonds of the United States, and $9,451,975.60 by gilt- 
edged railroad and county bonds. There is also an item of 
$3,579,809.49 in cash. The bank is evidently on as solid a 
basis as it ever was, and its old-time and bighly-respected maii- 
agemenl is to be congratulated upon the strong position in 

which, through their efforts, the institution is entrenched. 

* * * 

The Western Pacific Company, headed 

Gould Now Buys by George Gould, has again shown its in- 

ii Bank. terest in the future of this great and 

flourishing State by the purchase of the 
controlling interest in the Union National Bank of Oakland. 
The deal has involved the purchase of 751 shares out of the 
1,500 shares of the total capital stock. The price paid for the 
stock was $150,000, or $200 per share. Charles E. Palmer, for 
years cashier of the institution, will be made president of the 
company, in place of Thomas Prattler, who will retire from ac- 
tive business life. W. W. Crane will be made cashier. 

* * * 

The announcement is just made 
Will Now Help Nevada, that, following the recent visit 

of representative business men of 
this city to Goldfield for the purpose of cementing the relations 
between San Francisco and Nevada, a party of well-known men 
have incorporated under the name of the Nevada Association if 
San Francisco. The petition states that the association has 
been organized to encourage closer personal relations between 
San Francisco and Nevada ; to assist in the development of 
Nevada; to get better railroad facilities between Nevada and 
San Francisco; to maintain headquarters in San Francisco for 
all visitors from Nevada ; to gather information for the peopie 
of San Francisco about the mining sections of Nevada, ami to 
establish a bureau of information here for Nevada people. 


It seems that the Congressman and Senator representing the 
Los Angeles district, have taken a stand, as far as regards the 
sandstone to be used in the new Government buildings in Los 
Angeles, and have recommended the use of Wyoming sandstone 
instead of a State product. In regard to this matter, Mr. Lewis 
E. Aubury sent the following message: 

"Hon. Frank W. Flint, U. S. Senate, Washington, D. ('.-- 
I protest against Hie Government tiaing other than California 
stone in the Los Angeles Government buildings. We have 
superior and cheaper stone in this State than (hat contemplated, 
and also in inexhaustible quantities. 

"LEWIS R. A.TJBTJRY, state Mineralogist." 

Among oilier things. Mr. Auluirv has been quoted as say- 
"Now (here is no compulsion "" the Government to . 

California material, 1 m 1 we ask tor a square ileal, and I know 
that a superior building stone 'an he furnished at lower prices 
than can lie obtained outside of the State. Talk about hauling 
coals to \ew Castle, ii is ""i in it with this proposition. It' 
our Senators and Representatives could pi' I ali 

I'ornia's products, mini icultural or horticultural, there 

might be an e» use, but so far as i be min 

they cannot, for I have taken pains in the past to supply their 

libraries w itb all < i M ining Bureau 

so that they might inform themselves should occasion arise, [f 

ihe\ do not Know of some of our possibilities, the nuicker they 

inform themselves the b< difornia. However. I am 

willing to await an explanation from Flint and McLachlan 

before iiiything further up to them. If necessary, I 

shall present the matter to the President, as 1 am certain he is 

not in favor oi preventing the development of any industry in 
liscrimination in favor of anotl 

The - and delicacies of the 

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The Oakland Merchants' Exchange has become quite an im- 
portant factor, not only in the upbuilding of Oakland, but in the 
affairs of the State at large. As an instance of the awakening 
of Oakland from the Rip Van Winkleian sleep so long enjoyed 
by that burg, is instanced the dinner given to three hundred 
guests on New Year's day. Mayor Mott made the opening ad- 
dress, and Harry G. Wjilliams, the President of the Exchange, 
made a most telling speech, the burden of which was, that thf 
interests of San Francisco and other neighboring cities were 
identical with those of Oakland and the State at large, and that 
the friendly rivalry incidental to the development of these places 
was necessary to the quickening of the best energies in all the 
bay region. The dinner celebrated the advent of the Exchange 
into their new quarters. 


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Waterh&use t ( : Prv I rite, 8an Francisco. 

The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Joshua Hendy 
lmn Work? will be held at the office of the company. Bay and Kearny 
Isco, California, on TUESDAY, the 8th day of Janu- 
.our of 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose ef electing 
ors to serve for the ensuing year, and for the trans- 
action of such other business as may come before the meeting. 

i'IIARLES C. GARDNER. Secretary. 

Humboldt Savinqs Bank. 
For the half year en<li- _ r 31. 1906. a dividend has been de- 

clared on all t the rate of three and six-tenths (3 6-10) 

it per annum, free ••( taxes, payable on and after Wednesday. 
January 2. 1 lied for are added to and bear the 

st as the principal from January 1 

W. E. PALMER. Cashier. 
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Hibernia Savings and Loan Society. 
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January 5, 1907 

Tildes unionism has taken hold of the ranks of the firemen. 
The title of the organization is the Associated Firemen of Cali- 
fornia. The last new lodge to be established was organize. I 
recently at Stockton. The organization is being vigorously 
pushed throughout the State. The by-laws provide that "Those 
eligible to membership shall be all members of any lire depart- 
ment in the State of California, upon the payment of such fees 
and dues as shall be provided by the by-laws. The objects of 
this association shall be to establish systematic methods of ac- 
tion, in harmony with the laws of the State, to secure and in- 
sure the protection of the best interests of members of fire de- 
partments. To encourage particular education and training of 
the members of the fire department to the more certain efficient 
service in preventing and controlling fires. To encourage and 
promote the cultivation of refined friendships and fraternal fel- 
lowships and to pro\ ide succor in case of dire distress and need." 
So far the proposition reads like a fairy tale, but the usual end 
of this class of federation is that it is made use of to coerce an 
advance of wages. A strike by the firemen would most prob- 
ably result disastrously. It is a safe assertion that organizations 
of this nature among city employees is not conducive to either 
efficiency or discipline. The less encouragement afforded ro 

such a movement the better. 

* * * 

The death rate is constantly increasing among passengers on 
railroads. In 1895 one passenger was killed out of more than 
two million carried a mile. Last year one passenger out of 
every million three hundred and seventy-six. In 1905, in 
Great Britain, only thirty-nine passengers were killed by rail- 
road accidents. 

* * * 

The Board of Supervisors has finally passed the ordinance 
looking towards the acquisition of an auxiliary salt water sys- 
tem and for additional underground cisterns. Bonds are to be 
issued, and a special election will be called in February, at 
which time the matter will be submitted to the voters. 

* * * 

Insurance Commissioner Wolf, in a recent interview, outlines 
the insurance legislation which he thinks desirable, and which 
he intends to have brought before the next session of the Legis- 
lature. He is in favor of a deposit law for foreign companies 
which have not any available assets in the United States. He 
desires that a California standard form of fire policy be made 
mandatory on companies doing business in this State. Mr. 
Wolf says further that his department has collected during the 
past year an enormous amount of money, and that the depart- 
ment is now of sufficient importance to warrant the Legislature 
in passing laws to put it on a business basis. He complains 
that without adequate assistance the work of the department 
cannot be kept up. and that the State demands (bat lie be a 
specialist on all kinds of insurance, which he thinks is asking 
too much. 

* * * 

Mr. Andrew Hamilton, who was the custodian ami disburse? 
of the "Yellow Dog" fund of the life insurance companies of 

Xew York, has won the first move in the suit instituted against 
him by the New York Life. The suit was to compel him to 
make an accounting of over half a million dollars. His attor- 
neys filed a demurrer, which the court sustained. The company 
was given leave to amend the complaint on the payment of the 

The Grand Jury of the city of New York is still investigat- 
ing the affairs of the New York Life. 

A suit has been begun in this city by private parties, asking 
for a restraining order against the parties sued to prevent the 
erection of a frame building in the burned district. The com- 
plainant alleges that the erection of the structure will damage 
their property, be a menace to their buildings, and will mater- 



No matter how pood yoar ink or how heauMf ul 
your holder. if yell' P'-n tBO't even of point yon 
can't write wilh any satisfaction. 

Spencerian Pens axe noted for evenness «f point 
and uniformity. The last one out of a box being just 
m good us the 'first. 

There's a Spencerian Pen made for every Btyte <t 

It yon wfll Bend ns fl cents, to pay postage we will 
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tally increase their rates of fire insurance; that the erection of 
the building is contrary to the building ordinance, and the 
Board of Works refuses to take any action in the premises. It 
is a novel proceeding, and the outcome will be watched with in- 
terest. It would have added to the rehabilitation of the city 
had more suits of the same nature been commenced or had the 

Board of Works enforced the letter of the law. 

* * * 

Tlie late A. J. Cassat, railroad magnate of the East carried a 
life insurance policy in the Equitable in the sum of one hun- 
dred thousand dollars. At the time of his death he had paid 
in premiums to tin.' company over fifty-nine thousand dollars. 

The Board of Education is to sue the Alliance Insurance 
Company for four thousand dollars, the amount of a policy 
issued by that company on the Lincoln school, and which the 
company has not. vet paid. 

* * * 

The president of the Continental Insurance Company has 
come to the rescue of the doubters as to a standard form of 
fire policy. He has drawn one himself, based on the present 

New York form, but with several additions and amendments. 

* * * 

The American National Fire Insurance Company has been 
organized at Rock Island. Illinois. It has a capital stock of 
two hundred thousand dollars and a surplus of fifty thousand. 
Mr. M. F. Yore is the secretary. He was formerly assistant 
manager of the German National. 

* * * 

The Standard Life and Accident Company of Detroit has 
increased its capita] stork from two hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars to half a million. 

* * * 

It is said that among the assets of the German of Freeport. 
which helped in make up its reserve, was over a quarter of a 
million dollars of bills receivable, which (he company bad ac- 
cepted in paymenj of premiums. 

* * * 

Tin' courts nl' the Stiite of Kentucky have just rendered a de- 
cision which will compel the Northwestern Mutual Life Insur- 

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anee Company to pay to thai State the Sum of about ten thou- 
sand dollars for back taxes. 

The Japanese Government has sent to this country two of its 
life insurance experts to study the American methods of the 
business, due of the gentlemen is Mr. Taro Suzuki, who is, 
when at home, the Assistant Secretary of the Imperial Life In- 
surance Company. The other is Kaitaro Ebihara, Actuary of 
the Meiji Life Assurance Company. The home office of both 
companies is at Tokio. The examination is to cover a period of 
a year, and is undertaken with the intention of adopting the 
American systems in Japan. 

3fC * * 

From the middle of October to the middle of November, a 
certain fidelity company received claims for the burglary of 
eighteen banks. The total amount of the company's policy 
liability was seventy thousand dollars. 

* * * 

The Iowa legislative insurance commission has incorporated 
a co-insurance clause in the new proposed form of standard 

An Illinois life insurance company has adopted a novel means 
of aiding the poorer classes of its policy-holders to save their 
premiums by laying aside small sums daily. The insured is 
provided with a clock which runs twenty-four hours, and can 
only be re-wound by dropping a coin in the slot. The company 
holds the key to the combination, and at the date of the payment 
of the premium the clock is opened by the company, and the 
shortage, if any, must be made up by the assured; the surplus, 
if any, is at his disposal. 

* * * 

The Mutual Life Insurance Company is suing the North 
British and Mercantile Insurance Company, in London. Eng- 
land, for an injunction and for damages. It claims that its 
former manager of the English business, while in its employ. 
made arrangements with the defendant company to transfer its 
business, and that on the day when lie erased to be connected 
with the Mutual, lie sent circulars and letters to every British 
policy-holder, advising the surrender of the Mutual Insurance, 
audits transfer to the North British and Mercantile. The plain- 
tiff's attorney made the statement that the amount of insurance 
surrendered was in excess of two and a half million dollars. 

* * * 

Mr. James Sazen Hyde, who acquired international fai 
connection with the Equitable Lite and the celebrated "( am- 
bon Banquet," has again come into public notice through ' !i 

report that he is engaged lo be married io a h'reneh aetiess of 

I he ( lomedie Francaise, Paris. 

* * * 

The Travelers 5 Insurance Company is to apply to the 1. 
lure of Connecticut tor permission to amend its charter so thai 
il can increase its capital from one million to ten. The Trav- 
elers, from the firs! of the year, eea ing participating 
policies, and hereafter will confine its business solely to non- 
participating insuraih e 

* * * 

The Supreme Lodge of the Ancient Order of United Work- 
men lias notified the insurance commissioner of the state of 

Michigan that it will not ask a renewal of its license in that 

During the tirsl ten months of last year. Chicago bad three 
thousand and eighty-three tires. Five hundred and 1 

three of these were caused by the careless use of matches. 
line caused two hundred and twenty-six, defective llui 
hundred and sixty-four, spontaneous combustion one hundred 
iiv-iwo. sparks from chimneys one hundred and sixty- 
nine, and supposed incendiary, sixty-nine. The Others are 
charged to minor causes, hut the entire list might with t 
deal of force be charged to careli ssni 38, - nee they were all well 

within the range of preventable Ei 

* * * 

The general agency and the local department of the Home In- 
\e» York has been transferred 
ter street. The new quarters will afford this company many 
added facilities and comforts for the transaction of bus 
At the SUggi dr. Harry 1.. Roff, tl 

agent of the Some Insurance Company of New York. Mr. John 



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536 Van Ness Ave. 

408 Fourteenth St. 

J. Sheahan has been made assistant general agent. Mr. Shea- 
han is very well known to insurance men in general and to agents 
of the company in particular. 

The recollection of Santa Glaus every one should have 

is, that he was jolly, red-faced and happy. Then keep up that 
gait for yourself until next Christmas. 

No wonder Roosevelt is cross and tired. Any one would 

lie with a Congress, a Japan, a China and a San Francisco 
School Board on his hands. 

The protest is si ill standing pat that a Jap who is old 

enough to raise whiskers is several years ahead of the public 

Bchool age', and is not a tit associate for our girls and boys, any- 

117/./, VOV MEET ME 
At the Palace Hotel? This is the invitation de rigueur in 
San Francisco. If- the grill that brings them to I'o 
Leavenworth. The location is a splendid one. being close to ail 

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~-h€aberjx> woe? tot Pleasures ' 

■* — Gam moare— 

in order that I might meet his pupils and have an opportunity 
to hear their voices. In the course of our conversation, I asked 
De Reszke, "Have you many Americans studying with you?" 
"Some," he answered, "but I wish there were more." "Why?" 
"Because they are the best. The finest voices in the world come 
from America. The biggest, the purest, the most dramatic. I 
don't know why it is so. I merely know that it is so." 

Colonial Theatre 

McAllister near market 
phone market 920 

Wynne Winslow. the eminent soprano, who will sing at the Orpheum 
next week. 

There will be a big new show at the Orpheum this Sunday af- 
ternoon, and the entertainment offered is made up of the very 
best in vaudeville. The eight "Vassal' Girls," who have been 
seen here before, and who are universal favorites, will head the 
bill. They are accomplished singers, dancers and musicians, 
each plays upon several instruments, and their act is repL e 
with spectacular and electrical effects. Nonctte Lyle, violinist. 
and Jessica Cree, whistler, are the soloists of the organization. 
Howard & Howard, "The Messenger Boy and the Thespian," 
promise fifteen minutes of genuine fun and good singing. They 
were the principals of the "Messenger Boys' Qua,rU't)/\" which 
made such a hit here two seasons ago. Gotham Comedy Pour, 
renowned as being America's most versatile entertainers, will 
also contribute to the merriment of the programme. They are 
capital vocalists, and thoroughly up-to-date in their select ions 
and stories. Wynne Winslow, than whom a more popular 
soprano never visited San Prancisco, will receive a warm wel- 
come. With her perfect blonde beauty, her clear voice, with its 
violin tones, and her charm of manner, the public sees in Miss 
Winslow the Lillian Russell of some years ago. only with a 
greater and more perfectly cultivated register than that pos- 
sessed by the "Queen of Comic Opera." 
* * * 

In Paris, last summer, while gathering a cast for "Madam 
Butterfly," Jean de Reszke arranged a little affair at his school 

cTWARTIN F. KURTZEG, President and ^Manager 

Monday night, and all next week. THE COLONIAL STOCK CO. 
in a splendid production of John Drew's great comedy triumph. 

Frank Bacon as Hiram Green. 

Evenings. 25c., 50c, 75<-.. .$1. Saturday and Sunday matinees 25c 
ami r>iv. wv.inesiluy. Bargain Matinee. All reserved seats 25c. 
In Preparation— "A COWBOY IN PETTICOATS." 

Novelty Theatre 



Sunday night, last time of JAMES O'NEILL in "MONTE CRISTO." 
Beginning Monday night. January 7th. JAMES O'NEILL in the 
new and magnificent production of 


Mr. O'Neill as "John the Baptist." 
Prices — $1.50 to 25c. 

MONDAY. January 14th— Mclntyre & Heath in THE HAM TREE. 
Prices 91.50 to : ■ 

Central Theatre 


This afternoon at 2:15— "RIGOl.ET'I O." 
To-night and to-morrow night— "IL TROVATORE." 
To-morrow matinee — "LA BOHEME." 

NEXT WEEK — Monday and Friday nights. "Barber of Seville." 
Tuesday. Thursday, Saturday nights, "La Tosca." Wednesday. 
Sunday nights. Saturday matinee. "Cavalleria Rusticana" and 
"I'Pagliacci." Sunday matinee. "Rigoletto." 

Prices — $2. $1.50. $1, 75c. and 60c. Box office always open. Up- 
town office — Kohler & Chase's. Sutter and Franklin streets. 



Week commencing Sunday matinee, January 6th. Matinee every 
day except Monday. 

Eight Vassar Girls; Howard ami Howard; Gotham Comedy Four; 
Wynne Winslow; the Three Leigh tons; Jlmmle Lucas; Emelia 
Rose; Orpheum Motion Pictures, ami last week of MAY EDOUIN 

Prices — 10c, ^6c. and 60c. Down-town box office at Donlon's Drug 
Store, Fillmore and Sutter streets. Phone West 6.000. 
CHUTES AND ZOO— Open daily from 10 a. m. till midnight. Ad- 
mission. 10c; children, 6c. 

Unique Beautifying Parlors 


Shampooing, Manicuring, Facial Massage, Electric Baths and 
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A refined amusement place for ladies and gentle- 
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1536 Bush Street, at Van Ness cAve., San Francisco 

January 5, 1907. 



One of the most noteworthy presentations thai will be seen at 
the new Van Ness Theatre will begin a two weeks' engagement 
there on January 81st, when the charming American comedienne, 
Miss Isabel Irving, and an extraordinary supporting company, 
composed of the best known players in both England and Amer- 
ica will give a production of the recent New York success, 
"Susan in Search of a Husband." drawn from Jerome K. Jer- 
ome's story, by Eugene W. Preshrey, the author of "Raffles." 

* * * 

James O'Neill will produce his newest success, "The Voice of 
the Mighty," at the Novelty Theatre, commencing Monday 
night. The piece will be seen for six nights and Saturday 
matinee. From all accounts at hand, James O'Neill has scored 
very heavily in the role of John the Baptist, in this piece, and 
the production promises to prove the greatest artistic success 
of the noted star's career. Special music for this play will be 
rendered by a large chorus. 

On Monday, January 14th, at the Novelty Theatre, the big 
Klaw & Erlanger production of "The Ham Tree," in which Mc- 
Intyre and Heath are starring, will be the popular attraction. 

* * * 

The Lambardi Opera Company will present for their third 
week at the Central Theatre, on Monday and Friday evenings, 
Rossini's merry opera, "The Barber of Seville," with Adelina 
Tromben as the bewitching Rosina; Attilio Salveneschi, as the 
young gallant, the Count Almaviva ; Adolfo Pacini as the Parn- 
kish barber, Figaro ; Luigi Bergami as Don Bartolo, and Ugo 
Cannetti as Don Basilic 

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be devoted to 
superb productions of Puccini's dramatic opera, "La Tosca." 

Wednesday and Saturday evenings and Saturday matinee will 
see the great double bill of "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "I'Pag- 
liacci," with all-star casts ; Russo or D'Ottavi, Scifoni or Pacini, 
Giorgi and Millon appearing in the former, and Angelo Antolo, 
one of the greatest living Tonios ; Martinez Patti, who has played 
Canio under Leoncavallo's direction; Pacini as Sylvio; Bianea 
Nunez as Nedda, and Maria Millon as Pepe, the harlequin, in the 

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For the fourth week, Adaberto will appear in "Fedora," on 
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights. "The Masked Ball" 
will be given on Monday, Thursday nights and Sunday matinee, 
with three prima donna in the cast; "Cavalleria" and "I'Pag- 
liacci" will be repeated Tuesday night, and pretty La Tromben 
will be heard in the charming opera of "Don Pasquale," at the 
Friday night and Saturday matinee performances. 

For the last week of the company's stay, "Iris" and "Ger- 

mania" are announced as novelties, together with favorite operas. 

* * * 

In an Iowa town where "The Prince of Pilsen" company 
played recently, Jess Dandy found in the local school superin- 
tendent an old friend and neighbor. Mr. Dandy is a member 
of the school board of his home town on the Hudson, and takes 
an active interest in educational affairs, so he accepted his 
friend's invitation to visit the local schools. In one of the lower 
grade rooms, the superintendent asked Mr. Dandy to give the 
children a talk on some subject. Mr. Dandy in former days 
made a special study of medicine, intending to be a physician 
until he learned that he was a comedian. It was natural that he 
should speak on the circulation of the blood. In explaining the 
process of circulation, he observed: "Children, you know that if 
I stood on my head the blood would run into it, and my face 
would become very red." 

"Yes. sir," they assented. 

"Well, why is it that while I stand in a natural upright posi 
tion the blood doesn't run into my feet and cause them to turn 

A pause — and then a little urchin shrilly replied: "Because 
yer feet ain't empty." 


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January 5, 1907 



The formation of a dealers' association last week was one of. 
the best things that could happen in automobile circles. It will 
mean the beginning of a new era in the sport. Heretofore all the 
work of advancing the interests of the game had to be handled 
by tlif- officers of the Automobile Club of California. The officers 
did splendid work, but it was a hard task, for they had very 
little support. The dealers who one would suppose would be the 
most interested lid very little, but now that they have formed 
the Automobile Dealers' Association of California, there will be 
a change. At the meeting held last week it was resolved that 
the dealers give the auto club all the support possible. The 
club will be able hereafter to bring any important question that 
may come up directly before the meeting of the dealers, for in 
the forming of an association they can more easily be reached. 

J. W. Leavitt was elected president; J. Fred J. Linz, vice- 
president; Col. II. I'hoynski, secretary; Max Rosenfeld, treas- 
urer. The other directors are G. A. Boyer, George Middleton, 

H. W. Bogen. C. A. Hawkins and S. G. Chapman. 

* * * 

There is going to be a show. The dealers have decided to hold 

the event during the latter part of February. It is going to lie 

one of the greatest events ever held in the automobile line in the 

city of San Francisco. 

J * * * 

The Department of Commerce and Labor recently issued bul- 
letin 57, which refers exclusively to the "Census of Manufac- 
turers in the United States for 1905." The official statistics 
showed that the American automobile manufacturers constructed 
81,692 automobiles, valued at $26,645,004 in 1905, the average 
price of a < ar being $] ,228. Of the 21,692 cars, 12,131 were run- 
abouts. 7,220 touring cars, 221 surreys, 49 phaetons. 520 stan- 
hopes, nil victorias, 54 ears for physicians, 13 station wagons, 
251 light delivery wagons, 160 heavy delivery cars and 1,007 
wiiv Ml other varieties. The value of the 12,131 runabouts was 
$8,831,504, in' an average of $803 each; the value of the 7,220 
touring cars was $11,781,521, or an average of $1,617 per car; 
the total value of the 411 light and heavy delivery wagons was 
$946,947, or an average of $2,304 each. Of the total number 
of 21,692 car.-. 17,758 were gasoline ears, 2,364 electric vehicles, 

and 1,570 steam motor ears. 

* * * 

The platform of Judge W. W. Hotchkiss. the prospective 
president of the American Automobile Association, is said to in- 
clude ;is its ]ui]n'i|ial plank a campaign for a federal law re- 
quiring uniformity in the State's statutes regulating the regis- 
tration and use ol' automobiles. The advisability of Congress 
cpntroling inter-State motoring does not depend upon any ac- 
tion tin' State might take in regulating the motor cars within 
i i ~ borders. It is not so much a legal question whether the 

United States should control, but whether it really possesses any 
power to act in the matter. The State Government and the Fed- 
eral Government are independent of each other in many matters. 
The regulation of the use of the State highways is a matter 
which at the present time rests wholly with the State Govern- 
ment. However, where motorists pass from one State to another 
— that is to say, where motoring is inter-State — the Constitution 
of the United States gives jurisdiction to federal authority. The 
United States could not, however, prevent the States from 
regulating motor travel within their own domains. 

* * * 

Chief Engineer Vernon M. Pierce, of Washington, D. C, who 
is connected with the United States public roads department, 
has completed his tour of inspection in Massachusetts. Mr. 
Pierce has been in Boston for more than a month, carefully ex- 
amining the various stretches of highway that have been treated 
with oil, tar and other preservatives, lie will embody the results 
of his investigation into a report for the Government, and whit 
he learned in Massachusetts will be of benefit to other States 
where good roads are in progress of construction under Federal 


* * * 

For some time past, the United States army has been testing 
various makes of motor cars, with a view of ascertaining their 
adaptability lor (his branch of the service. The field of operation 
is not alone in the Stales, but extends even to Cuba, where a 
Franklvn type D has been sent that had previously been doing 
dutv for William II. Carter, Brigadier-General, at Camp Benja- 
min Harrison. Lawrence, Ind., this car having covered, during 
its stay at Camp Harrison, 1,820 miles with only 55 minutes' 
delay, 50 minutes of which were due to tire trouble. Since finish- 
ing us work in Indiana the car has been on constant duty at 
Newport News and Washington. 

"" * * * 

Mr. Glidden will long be well remembered, even after the tour 
that bears his name and his record as a motoring tourist have 
field! : he will be known as the man responsible for having 
opened the great railroads of the country to motor car traffic, 
and who knows but what this will prove the means of a whole- 
sale betterment in the highways of the country? It was Mr. 
Glidden, a year or so ago, who first lilted steel wheels to his 
motor car ami dashed across the country under the guidance of a 
conductor : and he has repeated the performance, the last time on 
the Rock Island road. Now- this mode of travel and its possi- 
bilities have appealed so strongly to the officials of the road that 
they propose to encourage it, and have announced that anybody 
may avail himself of the privilege of traveling upon its rails at 
the rate of seven cents a mile, and with a conductor thrown in. 
What possibilities this suggests in the hauling of passengers and 
freight and in pleasure seeking: what wonderful things may be 
the outcome of such a policy ! As a matter of fact, this means 
thai the railroads are competing with themselves, for it is not 
difficult to see how a party of seven can travel from Chicago to 
New York even cheaper than by ordinary methods over steel 

* * * 

The first official recognition of motor cars by railroads has 

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been made by the Rock Island, With a Kansas cityian who 
started for a tour to California over the rails and about a dozen 
similar applications, the road has issued a regular tariff for such 
business. It is seven cents a mile, and for this sum the car will 
be allowed to run as a special train, with conductor and under 
regular train orders. The road has announced that all tourists 
over its lines will be accommodated at these rates. With five 
others in the party, Grant W. Kenney left on December 15th 
for El Paso and Los Angeles. He expects to reach the California 
city this week, running less than twelve hours a day. Mr. Ken- 
ney drives a White, which will be fitted with railroad wheels, 
after the pattern of those used by C. J, Glidden, who was re- 
cently in Kansas City and created much interest in his way of 
touring among the local motorists. 

* * * 

Recently a paragraph has been going the rounds of the press, 
of which this is an extract and the key-note : "Oil the fan bearing 
occasionally." This is good advice, but it scarcely covers the 
ground. Many motorists regard the fan bearing as one rela- 
tively unimportant, and give it little attention until it sticks and 
seriously handicaps the radiator, no matter how good the latter 
may be. A handicapped radiator, that same motorist probably 
knows, is a source of sorrow. It may lead to the spoiling of 
what has promised to be a most delightful tour by the stalling of 
his motor from overheating with its consequent roadside wait 
and tinkering until everything is put back in running order 
again. This liability of trouble has been done away with in a 
comparatively simple manner on the Thomas "Flyer" this year. 
The oiler, having six sight feeds, is located on the dash, and is 
of the positive feed, gear-driven kind. One of the feeds leads 
directly to the fan bearing, the fan being driven by means of 
bevel gears and a shaft. In this way, forgetfulness on the part of 
the driver is most thoroughly counteracted, and one possible 

cause of trouble. 

* * * 

One after another, important improvements have to wait till 
the designers "get around to them," but Bince for years it has 
been shown to be practical by a make recognized by all as a leader, 

it seems strange that more designers do not do away with the 
gear changing lever at the side. Many an accidenl has resulted 
from the necessity of the driver removing his eyes from the road, 
and one hand from the wheel, in order to shift the speed lever ill 
the side. That this is not necessary is shown by the change 
speed lever of the Pierce- Arrow being on the steering post 
This idea has been adopted abroad, also, and it is used on De 
Dion cars. With a small lever on the steering post, the driver 
need not lift his eyes from the road to make a shift, nor change 
his position in the seat. 

"Wintons everywhere," remarked H. D. Morton to one of his 
traveling companions on the recent trip of the San Francisco 
Businessmen's Special to the mines of Nevada. "While on' our 
recent trip," says Mr. Morton, "we found Wintons awaiting us 
at Beno, Wintons at Goldfield and Wintons at Tonopah. Dur- 
ing the entire trip I only had one ride in a car oilier than the 
Winton, and this ride was disastrous. The chauffeur explained 
to me the reason why the car was not running well. I accepted 
his apology, transferred into a Winton and reached my destina- 
tion in good shape." 

* * * 

It would have done you good to have seen the reception given 
the arrival of the first model "S" Oldsmobile into Tonopah last 
week. So much has been said about the power of the car that a 
number of people were anxiously awaiting its arrival. There 
was heavy snow on the ground at the time of the arrival of the 
car, but it did its work beautifully. Under ordinary conditions. 
Nevada is bad enough for ears, but when there is from 1 to 15 
inches of snow on the ground, it only makes it so much harder. 
However, the snow did not bother the little Olds, and H nego- 
tiated any of the grades in that pari of the country without 
any trouble whatsoever 

Mr. Crow, the well-known banker ef Newman. California, pur- 
chased a new model "A" Oldsmobile from the Pioneer Automo- 
bile Company, and ran it from San Francisco to Newman. Mr. 

Crow was accompanied by Mr. Young, ef Modesto. 

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January 5, 1907 

No matter how well posted the average automobile owner 
may be as to the various metals and other materials that enter 
into the construction of his car, their dimensions and weights, 
and the reasons for their use, there are some matters of con- 
struction that would probably puzzle him. 

One of these undoubtedly would be the braking surface he has 
at his command. It is a pretty safe guess that not one among 
ten drivers could answer this question, although the chances are 
that every one of them could tell where the brakes were located 
and their method of application. 

This was a subject that came up when several men who had 
ordered 1907 Thomas Flyers happened to be together recently. It 
developed that only one of the men who had bought cars could 
answer the question off-hand. He was one who had had con- 
siderable mechanical training, and had insisted on going over 
the car with a ruler and a scale before he became thoroughly 
satisfied that it combined all the features of safety and strength 
he believed in. 

"The actual braking surface of the car in square inches is 
something every man should find out before he places his order,*' 
this man said. "The matter is too important to be left to guess- 
work. Before I ordered my Thomas, I measured up for myself, 
and found that the exact surface on which the brakes had play 
was 243.06 square inches for the four leather to metal bands on 
the counter-shafts and hubs. Before I did that, I had satisfied 
myself that everything else was alright, and so I put my pad in 
my pocket and brought out my check-book." 

Probably not more than one in five thousand of those who 
witnessed the Vanderbilt cup race were able to see just what a 
racing car looked like after it had finished that gruelling con- 
test of almost three hundred miles. 

As soon as a car finished, it was whisked away to the scales, 
and as soon as its weight had been taken, it was just as mysteri- 
ously taken away and hidden in the training quarters of its 

The public will be given an opportunity, however, to see for 
themselves at the Madison Square Garden automobile show in 
January what they missed at the course. Among the exhibits 
there will be the Thomas racer with which Hubert Le Blon, the 
big-bearded Frenchman led the American team in that contest. 
The Thomas will be shown in exactly the condition it was when 
Le Blon was flagged just before he was to cross the finish line on 
the tenth lap, which would probably have given him sixth honors. 

Not only has the machanism not been touched, but the tires 
are the same with which he was about to complete the last lap. 
And in no other way could the handicap under which the Thomas 
labored be illustrated in so striking a way. 

It will be remembered that Le Blon started the race with the 
tried and reliable flat tread tires, but before he had gone far the 
slippery condition of the roads made it imperative for him to 
change to the ordinary touring car non-skid kind. Because of 
this change he was constantly beset by tire trouble from then on, 
since the non-skids were not intended for racing car use. Nine 
changes in all he was forced to make, but despite this fact, al- 
though he was in sixternth [losi'timi at the end of the first lap, he 
would have finished sixth had the crowd not swarmed on the 
course and made it necessary to call the race off. 

On his eighth lap he changed both front tires, putting on one 
non-skid and one flat tread racing tire. Although he traveled 
almost sixty miles at top speed after that, the flat-tread tire 
shows scarcely a sign of ware, while the non-skid tire is a 
wreck, the armored portion having come off, taking with it the 





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rubber tread until the fabric is exposed all the way around. On 
what, remains of the outer rubber cover may be seen the holes 
made when the steel studs were pulled out by the rawhide re- 
inforcemeni flying off. 

At the conclusion of the race, the ear was taken to New York, 
where it was exhibited for a few days, and then sent to Chicago, 
where it has been since. So far as the engine and transmission 
and mechanical features, of the car are concerned, they are as 
fit now for another similar contest as they ever were, and prob- 
ably even better so, because of the running-in they had in the 


* * * 

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Clark, of San Leandro, and their daugh- 
ter, Mi's. Brown, of Los Angeles, were in this city last week in 
their new model "A" Oldsmobile. Mr. Clark has a beautiful 
home in San Leandro, and prior to the rain was doing consider- 
able touring. In speaking of his machine, he said : "It is every- 
thing claimed for it, and one of the easiest riding machines I 
have ever owned." 

* * * 

A French Opinion. 

M. Paul Meyan again turns to the question of American com- 
petition in the Automobile business in an article published in 
"France Automobile," under the heading, "Le Bon Marche." He 
supports his own position recently set forth in the Herald by a 
quotation from M. Faroux, of the "Auto." He says, in brief, 
that so far ;is can be judged, the American makers long ago gave 
up the notion of ever acquiring the patronage of the exceedingly 
wealthy. He believes they have built their vast workshops. 
equipped with machinery of the most perfected description, with 
the sole object of capturing the ultimate patronage of the "man 
in the street." And M. Meyan thinks they are bound to succeed. 

The American maker, according to this authority, argues as 
follows: "Is it preferable to produce three hundred machines a 
year at 20,000fr. or 2,000 machines at 3,000fr.? The total in 
the two cases is the same — six million francs. The profit^ if the 
business has been well administered, should also lie the same. 
But if the mallei- is pondered over, it will be seen (hat the rea- 
soning which leads (be maker In adopt the production of 2,000 



The Hovey-Boushey Co. 


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San It- 

machines instead of 300 is superior. First of all, the construction 
of a cheap machine is more simple and easier to control. The 
pieces composing it are less numerous, and the 'main d'eeuvre' 
may be of a lower order." Secondly, M. Meyan believes that 
2,000 cheap machines can be more readily sold than 300 expen- 
sive ones, for the simple reason that for one person in a position 
to purchase an automobile at 20,000 fr, there are thousands who 
could afford 3,000fr. He quotes the example of the bicycle. So 
long as the bicycle was sold at 500fr. a few thousand only em- 
ployed this means of locomotion. When the price dropped to 
loOfr. or thereabouts the yearly production rapidly exceeded a 
million. Bicycles have become so common, he says, that no one 
ever thinks of counting them about the streets or even of taking 
notice of them. M. Meyan sees every reason to think that the 
voiture de hue will continue to be made in France, but he thinks 
the production of this class of machine is already sufficient, and 
that makers would be much better occupied in France in turning 
their attention to the production of smaller and less expensive 
machines, instead of flooding the market with 30 and 40 h. p. 
vehicles, which are not only expensive to buy, but which cost 
a tremendous figure annually to keep going. 

* * * 

Automobile parties are quite the thing now that Marin 

County has resumed its coat of green. The Hotel Rafael is the 
rendezvous of the elite, and the music of the chug-chug is heard 
in the land. The San Francisco colony is quite large at the Ra- 
fael, and mine hosl Halton is being complimented on a very 
successful winter season. The Raymond- Whitcomb people have 
niadr the Hotel Rafael their head-quarters for the specially 
conducted parties \ isii in^ San Francisco this winter. 

(gents lor Southern California: 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

Complete Victory tor Jones Speedomete r m^****™** 


In awarding the Jones Speedometer the British Auto- 
mobile Clubs' 

the committee of judges — fourteen scientific men — ruled 
that this instrument was the leading speedometer of the 

In competition with eleven speed indicating devices — In 
which every automobile manufacturing nation of import- 
ance was represented — the Jones Speedometer was the only 
instrument to "stand up" through the 2.000 mile reliability 
test. The award was made on the points of accuracy, dura- 
bility, effect of reversing car on subsequent accuracy of 
the Instrument, price, rapidity of response to variations of 
speed, simplicity of construction and attachment, and steadi- 
ness of reading. 

The .lonos Speedometer entered in this contest was selected 
from stock by the committee of judges. 

JONES SPEEDOMETER, 125 W 32d St,., New York 

Manufactured by Jot. W. Jooo) 

San Franc sco, Cal. 

Keenan Bros. 

Automobile Engineers, Machinists and 

273 Valencia St.. Telephone Market 1985 


The cable that cures ignition trouble. 
Made by 
Packard Electric Co., Warren. Ohio 

Ceo. P. Moore Co.. 721 Golden Cate 
Ave., San Francisco. Pacific Coast 


30 H. P. Price S265O.00. 

At the Rivemide Calif. Hill climbing rnnlr.t 
Not. 29th, a Cadillac 10 H. P. ttob. time 
6:19 2-5. 

Making faatcr time than 37 other prominent car*. 

The Hill 2 1-2 mile! Ions, a.crage grade 12 1-2 
per cent. 

10 H. P. Touring Car il 100.00. 

10 H. P. Pillian Car % 1 130.00. 

10 H. P. Ran. bout Car 1900.00. 

Cuyler Lee, 

453 Golden Gate Avenue, Sat Francisco 

1397 Brutnr St 
1218 Si Mihi St Lis 



January 5, 1907 

The accompanying picture shows the Lambert, lloilcl Truck. 
This is equipped with double opposed, twenty horse-power mo- 
tors. The cylinders are sL\ inch bore and five inch stroke. The 
carrying capacity is 2,000 pounds. It is built in three models, 
one, two and four-ton capacity. The speed is from one to twenty 
miles an hour. These trucks are equipped with the Lambert 
friction system of transmission, which means the elimination 
of all transmission troubles. There are no cog-wheels to strip, 
and the truck is always ready for service. This company manu- 
factures four models of touring cars, and one model of a run- 
about machine. The prices range from $1350 to $3150. 

tween ? a. m. and 12 midnight, and for the last day the delivery 
was reinforce! by the use of a Buick machine and two buggies. 
One insurance house mailed out one thousand extra copies to its 
patrons in the State at large, and everywhere the demand for 
the Christmas Xews Letter was extraordinarily large. The man- 
agement had anticipated the demand, however, and met it at 
every point. Every detail worked like a charm, and one of the 
features of quick delivery of the immense edition was the re- 
markably effective work done by the Lambert trucks. 
* * * 

That the manufacture of automobiles is rapidly departing 

linn- the Christinas delivery was made. 

The Xews Letter managed to make its prompt delivery of the 
Christmas edition by forwarding eight tons of the issue about the 
city and down the peninsula and in Oakland, using the Lambert 
Model Truck for this purpose. The weather was most devilish 
all through the days of delivery: floods of torrential rain deluged 
the city, and the streets ran mud, covering the invisible chug 
holes and making delivery a task that would have been impos- 
sible of accomplishment by wagon. The Lambert Truck handled 
the heavy loads with ease, and the news dealers were gladdened 
by the early receipt of second orders for copies. For three days 
the telephone called the machines into service, at all hours be- 

from speculation ami settling down In a scientific basis is illus- 
trated by current Winton practice. One of the most interesting 
places at the Winton plan) (although visitors arc seldom ad- 
mitted to this particular departmenl ) is the experimental labora- 
tory, where tests are constantly under way to prove the relative 
merits of metals, clutches, spark coils, batteries, "ils. lubricators, 
and, in fact, practically every element of the present-day motor 
ear. Such tests as these give the Winton Company first-hand 
knowledge, and eliininale tin- element of doubt, with the result 
that automobile buyers are safeguarded against an unsatisfactory 


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AT SAN JOSE — For gasoline, sundries and re- 
pairs at San Jose, stop at Letcher's Automo- 
bile Garage, corner First and St. James. Tel. 
Main 303. 

THE Standard Optical Co., 808 Van Ness Ave., 
always have on hand a large line of automo- 
bile goggles of the latest European patterns. 

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Sonny, fetch dat fiddle down 

An' play a tune — jes' one. 
I likes to hear dat music soun' 

WJien daytime's gone and done. 
I want a quick and lively dance; 

You know de one 1 means, 
Good gracious ! How dese feet could prance 

When I was in my 'teens ! 

I halfway shets my eyes an' sees 

Yoh mammy by my side, 
A-dancin', too, wif graceful ease, 

Dat made me smile wif pride. 
Dem days when I were in my prime 

I used to dance foil sho', 
An' she danced wif me ev'ry time 

Dat I stepped on de no'. 

She was my partner in my joy, 

An' when de trouble came, 
She was, I wants to tell you, boy, 

My partner jes' de same. 
So play dat old quadrille once mo', 

It sort o' soothes my pain. 
To dream we's in de long ago, 

A-toucliin' hands again. 

— Washington Slur. 


Would it had been mine enemy 

Who came a secrel way — 
(Oh. but the door thai wails a friend 

Swings open in the day. 
There stood no warder at my gate 

'I'ii liiil Love stand anil s!:n . 1 

Would it had been mine enemy 

In open fighl ami great — 
('Gainsi the beloved « ho goes armed 

In strength inviolate 

Or dreads [est in his hands he 

The craven blade of Hate?) 

Would it had been mine enemy 

\\ ho mocked to see me low — 
( Better all anger than this though! 

Love left in sea 
M j heart was naked to h 

His hand who gave the i'l"» . i 

— Theodosia Garrison in Century. 


There is a garden « here lilies 

And ruses are side by ail 
And all day between them in silence 

The silk butterflies glide. 

I may not enter the garden. 

Though 1 know the read thereto; 

And morn by morn to the gateway 
1 see the children . 

They bring hack light on their :. 
i'.tn they cannot bring back I 

What the lilies say to the 

Or if the butterflies be. 

The Canadian Bank of Commerce 

With which is amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia. 

Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000. Reserve Fund, $4,600,000 

Aggregate Resources, over $98,000,000 
HON. GEORGE A. COX, President; B. E. WALKER, General Manager; 

ALEX. LAIRD. Asst. Gen. Man. 

LONDON OFFICE 60 Lombard street, E. C. 

NEW YORK OFFICE— 16 Exchange Place. 

BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA— Atlin, Cranbrook, Fernle, 
Greenwood, Kamloops, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westmin- 
ster, Penticton, Princeton, Vancouver and Victoria. 

IN YUKON TERRITORY— Dawson and White Horse. 

IN UNITED STATES— Portland, Seattle and Skaguay (Alaska). Also 
110 other branches covering the principal points in Alberta, Saskatche- 
wan, Manitoba and Eastern Canada. 

BANKERS IN LONDON— The Bank of England, the Bank of Scotland, 
Lloyds' Bank. Ltd., The Union of London, and Smith's Bank, Ltd. 

AGENTS IN CHICAGO— The First National Bank. 

AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS— The Commercial National Bank. 
San Francisco Office — 325 California Street. 

A. Kains, Manager. Bruce Heathcote, Assistant Manager. 


Main Office — 325 California street. 

Branch — Cor. Van Ness avenue and Eddy street. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco 

Building at 710 Market St.. Opposite Third. 
Guaranteed Capital, $1,000,000 Paid-up Capital, $300,000 

Surplus, $320,000. Assets, $10,000,000 

James D. Phelan, President; S. G. Murphy, Vice-President; James A. 
Hooper, Vice-President; George A. Story, Cashier; C. B. Hobson, As- 
sistant Cashier. 

Directors — James D. Phelan, S. G. Murphy. John A. Hooper, James 
Moffitt, Frank J. Sullivan, Robert McElroy, Rudolph Spreckels, Jamei 
M. McDonald, Charles Holbrook. 

Interest paid on deposits. Loans on approved securities. Deposits may 
be sent by postal order. Wells, Fargo & Co., or exchange on city banks. 

Security Savings Bank 

316 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Cal. 
Authorized Capital, $1,000,000 Paid-up Capital. $600,000 

Surplus and Undivided Profits, $280,000 
Banking by mail a specialty. 

Directors— William Babcock, S. L. Abbot.' O. D. Baldwin, Jos. D. 
Grant, E. J. McCutchen, L. F. Monteagle, R. H. Pease. Warren D. 
Clark. James L. Flood. J. A. Donohoe, John Parrott. Jacob Stern. 

The Anglo-Californian Bank, Limited 

Head Office — 18 Austin Friars, London, E. C. 
Capital Authorized. $6,000,000 Paid-up, $1,500,000 

Subscribed, $3,000,000 Reserve Fund, $700,000 

The bank transacts a general banking business, sells drafts, makea 
telegraphic transfers, and Issues letters of credit available throughout 
the world. Sends bills for collection, loans money, buys and sells ex- 
change and bullion. 



Central Trust Company of California 

42 Montgomery Street, Corner Sutter. 
Assets, $6,000,000 Paid-up Capital and Reserve. $1,760,000 

Authorized to act as Executor, Administrator, Guardian or Trustee. 
Check accounts solicited. Legal depository for money in Probate Court 
proceedings. Interest paid on Savings Accounts at 3 6-10 per cent per 

The French Savings Bank 

Montgomery and Market Streett, San Francisco. 
Capita! Paid-up. $600,000. 
Charles Carpy, President; Arthur Legallet, Vice-President; Leon Boc- 
queraz. Secretary. 

Directors — Dr. J. E. Artigues, O. Bozio. Leon Bocqueraz. J. A. Ber- 
gerot. Charies Carpy. E. J. de Sabla. Jr., J. M. Dupas, J. S. Godeau. J. 
J. Mack, Leon .Kauffman. A. Legallet, George Beleney. 

The German Savings & Loan Society 

526 California Street. 
Guaranteed Capital and Surplus. $2,562,719.61 
Capital Actually Paid-up In Cash. $1,000,000.00 
Deposits June 30. 1906. $38,476,620.22 
F. Tillman. Jr.. President: Daniel Meyer. First Vice-President; Emll 
Rohte. Second Vice-President; A. H. R. Schmidt, Cashier; William Herr- 
mann, Asst. Cashier; George Toumy, Secretary; A. H. Muller. Asst. 
Secretary; Goodfellow & Eells. General Attorneys. 

Directors — F. Tillman, Jr.; Daniel Mayer. Emll Rohte, Ign. Stelnhardt. 
I. N. Walter. N. Ohlandt, J. W. Van Be. gen. E. T. Kruse. W. S. Good- 

London, Paris and American Bank, Ltd. 


Subscribed Capital. $2,500,000. Paid-up Capital. $2,000,000 

erre Fund. $1,200,000. 

Head Office — 10 Threadneedle St.. London, E. C. 

AGENTS — New York — Agem-y of the London. Paris and American 

Bank. Limited. No. 10 Wall street. N. Y.: Paris — Messrs. Lazard Freres 

& Cie, 17 Boulevard Poissonier. Draw direct on the principal cities of 

the world. Coirmercial and Travelers' cr- 

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January 5, 1907 


Innnnste' ©if F@ir@D^im AfMn 

The Nations in a Shiver. 

Perhaps it was Tallyrand who said: "The nations are in a 
shiver." But anyway, there is a shiver running around the 
world, the kind of a shiver one has when going through a forest 
beset by all kinds of reptiles. The fact is, the last week has 
revealed a tension that was not thought could be for a year or 
more at least. But four unexpected events have rushed upon 
the stage, and either one could very easily become a star per- 
former. To the surprise of the Americas, at least. Great Britain 
has made a more comprehensive study of the Latin-American 
States' Drago doctrine, and she is not now inclined to be bound 
by it. and in that she will be upheld by every nation of Europe. 
The British Foreign Office has not formally announced the 
Government's dislike of the doctrine, but enough hints have 
been thrown out in the last few days to satisfy all concerned that 
England will not be bound as to the validity of claims by the 
decisions of the courts of the Latin States, and that should 
events justify heroic measures, she would send a force suffi- 
ciently large to collect any and all claims her subjects may have 
as the result of advancing money to individuals or corporations 
of the States or to the States themselves, court decisions or no 
court decisions. That is to say. Great Britain will act on the 
assumption that her subjects' claims for money loaned, or money- 
invested under franchises, or by reason of concessions, are legiti- 
mate claims, and when need lie. she will enforce their payment. 
But in declining to accept the Drago doctrine as meant by the 
Latin States, Great Britain also weakens the Monroe doctrine 
so far as she herself is concerned. Thus it will be seen the ques- 
tion of the range of the Monroe doctrine will now have to be 
determined from a new view point, for be it remembered that 
this is the first time since its adoption in 1823 that Great Britain 
has so much as intimated a disposition to run counter to it, 
except in the Venezuela-Guiana boundary dispute. But this does 
not mean for the present, at least, more than that Great Britain 
reserves the right to collect debts due her subjects from the 
Latin peoples or States. It does mean, not only for England 
but all Europe, that the arrogance of the United States by its 
present administrative authorities has convinced the powers that 
the great American Republic must be reckoned with as an aggres- 
sive and ambitious nation, with a wonderful appetite for dic- 
tatorial power in the family of nations, and the semi-official 
declaration from Washington that war will have to be declared 
against Cuba, and American ownership of the island as the 
consequence has almost convinced the diplomatists of Europe 
that the absorption of Cuba is but part of the scheme of the pres- 
ent Washington Government to force a footing in South America 
as firmly as it already has in Central America. 
* * * 

Japan Getting Beady. 

The announcement from Tokio that the Japanese military es- 
tablishment is to be raised immediately to the basis of 750,000 
men of all arms is a fresh cause for uneasiness about a long-lived 
condition of peace, the more so because the navy of Japan is to 
be on the same gigantic scale. Ii is believed that eoming events 
will produce causes for another struggle between Russia and 
Japan, and that a conflict between the United States and Japan 
cannot be avoided, though it may be postponed until Japan's 
new navy is ready to assume the aggressive. It is no secret thai 
there is feverish haste to get the army up to the new basis, and 
that work in the shipyard- goes on night and day, as well as in 
the gun factories, where coast defense artillery is being rushed 
to completion. Diplomatists discredit the theory that in the 
event of war between this country and Japan, Great Britain 
would be found co-operating with the United States. The Lon- 
don Government has already announced that hereafter its Held 
of territorial acquisition will lie wholly in Africa. If that be 
true, it would be suicidal to antagonize either Japan or China 
to hold the friendship of the United Slates, for the time will 

never come when Britain will not strive for the c merce of 

the Far East, and that this country will be the strongest foreign 
competitor. And as the friendship of Japan and China would 
be far more valuable under such circumstances, it is easy enough 
to see that England is not likely to antagonize Japan tp preserve 
a mere Anglo-Saxon sentiment; besides, the United States Gov- 
ernment, or at least the present administration, is inclined to 
supervise the concerns of the nations, which is already causing 

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a spirit of resentment in the old world. That German diploma- 
tist was not merely talking to hear himself talk when he said : 
"The Asiatic peril may be great, but not so great as the Yankee 


* * * 

The Congo Matter. 

So far as the United States is concerned, the Congo Fire 
Stale question is settled. At a conference between the Belgiau 
plenipotentiary and Secretary of State Root a few days ago, this 
Government assured King Leopold through his ambassador that 
it should not do even so much as to suggest reforms in the Free 
State Meanwhile, however, Secretary Root had been supplied 
with the same data the News Letter based its review of the situa- 
tion upon, which it has given to the public several times since 
the agitation began, which was, that a little band of Christian 
missionaries, backed by a syndicate of speculators in New York 
and London, had invented the stories of inhuman treatment of 
the natives by Leopold to oust the Belgian nation that they might 
get possession of the rubber industry. A fortnight ago, Cardinal 
Gibbons publicly endorsed the News Letter's expose of the 
scheme, which, added to information from other sources, was 
quite enough to convince this Government that it was none of 
its concern how Belgium governed the Free State, nor how much 
money King Leopold was making out of the rubber trade for his 
personal account. 

Chief of Police Jerry Lilian wears an anxious expression 

when he appears in Superior Judge Dunne's court for arraign- 
ment or other proceedings on the conspiracy and perjury charges 
which face him. Jerry does not look happy, by any means. The 
big chief, Ruef, is so fully occupied keeping himself away from 
the Penitentiary, that be litis little lime to look after the smaller 
fry, such as Linan, Nicholas, Duffy and the others. Right here 
may be noted one of the marked differences between Ruef's ma- 
chine and the famous Tammany Hall of New York. Tam- 
many always looks after its own. It never deserts one of its 
henchmen, no matter how obscure he may be, when he gets into 
some entanglement with the law. It stands by him from start 
to finish, puts up his bail, hires competent counsel for him. 
works all the machinery for his liberation. No! so with the 
Ruef machine. If an underling falls by the wayside be is left 
to lie where he falls. The big guns forsake turn. It was so with 
Rebstoek. Slell'eiis and Wyman. the ballot-box stull'ers. and it is 
so again at the present time with Duffey and Nicholas. The great 
element of strength in Tammany Hail was the mutual loyalty 

of the sachems and the rank and file. Ruef may have the 

faculty of organization well developed, but he lacks some of the 

line [points. 

H. Bette 

1 1 63 ELLIS STREET, S. F. 

Formerly 424 Sutter Street. 

Importer of Fine Novelties, cTWaker of Ladies 
Tailored Suits, Riding Habits a Specialty. 

January 5, 1907. 




Professor C. E. Lucke, of Columbia University, who lias been 
experimenting for Beveral months with denatured alcohol in 
gasoline engines, has discovered that the new fuel, which all 
motorists will be at liberty to use after January 1st, gives 15 
per rent more power than gasoline, and about 10 per cent more 
speed. This means that for bill climbing, particularly in warm 
weather and in air-cooled motors, alcohol will probably entirely 
displace gasoline. 

For use in automobile boats, Professor Lucke finds that the 
new fuel is going to be even more wonderful than in land 
motors. He is so enthusiastic over the possibilities for motor 
boats, he thinks the Government should pass a law prohibiting 
the use of gasoline on all power boats. 

The odor, too, from an alcohol motor, is not unpleasant. 
Chemists call it aldehyde. Neither does alcohol carbonize the 
cylinders like gasoline. Some experimenters in Europe said 
they found acetic acid in the cylinders after the motor was run 
with denatured alcohol for a time, but Professor Lucke has failed 
to discover any acid. He could not detect any trouble with the 
ignition, and there was no condensation on the spark plugs as 
might be expected from a fuel containing some water. 

All his experiments with alcohol in automobile engines were 
made with American motors of the ordinary 1906 type. He finds 
that there is nothing to prevent the motorist from changing to 
the use of alcohol as soon as he finds the price agreeable. No 
changes of any consequence have to be made in the engine. 

Professor Lucke suggests that two tanks be carried on the car, 
one filled with alcohol and one with gasoline. After a little prac- 
tice, any driver, he says, can use first one fuel and then the other. 
An ordinary gasoline carbureter will work as well with the one 
fuel as the other. The needle valve type of control is found to 
give the best results. 

While any gasoline engine will run on denatured alcohol, the 
low compression engine is best. With a high compression it is 
very hard to start on alcohol. Fir this reason alcohol is going 
to prove excellent for air-cooled motors. Weather C Ml ion- 
affect alcohol much more readily than they do gasoline. In very 
cold weather it would be almosl impossible to start a motor os 
alcohol, and it will therefore be necessary to carrj a little gasc* 
line even should alcohol conic into general use as a fuel. 

In driving, it is found thai the alcohol explodes better when 
the spark is carried well advanced, and the needle valve in the 
carbureter well open. 

Thumping in the engine, due to pre-ignition when gasoline 
is \ised. is not noticed with alcohol. In fact, intei 
an advanced spark even in very hoi weather all tends to 
the new fuel to act. Thus ii can be seen hill climbing in sum- 
mer with air-cooled motors will be made easy. 

In the winter time, Professor Lucke thinks, it will br 

sary to use some of the heat from the exhaust to warm the air 
as it enters the carbureter. Alcohol otherwise will not become 
a popular winter fuel. 

In the matter of consumption it is noticed that while more 
power and greater speed is obtained, alcohol is not going to be 
a particularly economical fuel, unless it becomes very much 
cheaper than gasoline. The consumption in volume is from 
one and a quarter to two and a half times greater than gasoline. 
In racing or boating or for hill climbing or for use in air- 
cooled motors, the advantages, Professor Lucke believes, will 
even at the start offset the additional expense. 

In the grain producing districts alcohol should become very 
cheap, as the Government permits the farmers to produce it if 
they will combine and guarantee an output large enough to war- 
rant the expense of a Government inspector. The law estab- 
lishes a certain formula for making the fluid. It must be com- 
posed of 100 parts of 90 per cent alcohol to which is added ten 
parts of wood alcohol and one-half of one part of benzine. This 
is supposed to destroy the fluid for drinking purposes, but, 
nevertheless, the Government is going to run no risks. 

The very closest inspection is provided at distilleries and the 
fluid must be sealed in cans or barrels. Every retailer must be 
licensed, without fee, and he must take the name of every cus- 
tomer. The wholesale and retail reports must be made to the 
Government at stated times, and they must tally, to prove that all 
the fluid made has been consumed as fuel and not redistilled 
into pure alcohol. 

One great advantage to the automobilist will be that the in- 
surance laws do not prohibit the storage of the fluid. One can 
keep it in the parlor if one cares to. It is explosive, of course, 
hut not so dangerous as gasoline. 

It can be burned free like oil from a wick, but if some one can 
patenl an indestructible mantle it can be used for lighting auto- 
mobiles. In the house it may be burned in an ordinary gas 

That Adamless society in Texas is going to pieces be- 
cause it conduces to race suicide: besides, tori for Adam, whai 
adam fool of an ignorant old maid Eve would have grown up to 

No, not every corporation magnate is a robber, Imt there 

are lots of robbers in the corporation business. 

Make way for the greatest yea ss San Fran 

ever enjoyed. 


The opening of the Little Palace Hotel at Post and Leaven- 
worth created a central social meeting place. The Grill is great. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco. 
For i be hall s e adlng Decembei : 

B dividend has been declared at the rate OI 

three and cue hall I per annum 
on aii deposits, free ol 

WEDNES1 'AY. .ii, L907. Divi- 
dends noi called roi uctd bear the 
same rate of Interest as the principal from 
Januar; i, 190' 

OEORQB A. STORY, Cashier. 

Office — 706 Market street. Opposite Third St. 

The German Savings and Loan Society. 

the half year ending December U, 
a dividend lias been dei tared at 
three ana six tent 
num on all deposits, payable on 

and alter WEDNESDAY 

ids ia>t call< d d bear 

-de rate of interest as the principal from 
January t. 1907. 

IRQE TOURW s ii iry. 
Office— CM California street 

Savings and Loan Society. 

A dividca declared far the term 

ending December SI, 1! t three 

and one-half \A l-'.'i pi 

after January '-. i 

are added to and beat i 


i Montgomery street, corner Sutter. 

called for 
of interest 

The Continental Building and Loan Association. 
\ dividend has bet d : "r the sbi 

months ending 1 II, 1906, of 

cent per annum on ordli I 6 per 

cent per annum on tel 

l alter JANUARY -. 
1907. Int< f si on "id 
for will be ie the principal and thei 

bear Interest at the same rate. 

ofti if Market and Churn 

San Ft 

San Francisco Savings Union. 
For the ha -ember 31. I 

divide- red at the r 


Mid forty-tw 
hundn nt on ordinal 

ii and after 
.'. 1907 

Is at any time 
during the - »r. Dividends not 


t thereof, and earn dividend from 

Januar ■ 

l.T. WHITE. Cashier. 
nrti tornia and Montgomery 


Security Savings Bank. 

FRF.r> W. RAY - 
Office — 31S ' - 

California Safe Deposit and Trust Company. 

i 1906, 
lared on the deposits In 
department of thts company, a 

■n deposits tit the rate of 3 6-1" per 
I ST annum, and on ordinary deposits at 

and pavahl. EDNESDAY 

Januat The same rate of h 

will he paid by our bi 

1531 1 'evisadero s- f _ an( j 

171" Fillmore sti 

J nw.ZF.LI, BROWN, Manager; 
Office — Cor. California and Montg 


The Renters' Loan and Trust Company of 

San Francisco. 

Commercial and Savings Bank. Safe Deposit 


For the half year ending December ISth a 

" thly. 

Vaults— 113 Hayes street, between Var 
avenue and Polk street. San Franceco. 

Francisco. Decemoer 4. 190s. 


January 5, 1907 

A T®im Rfcu&ft© Stay 

Bt Helen Rowland. 

"Why is it," asked the widow, "that the man most in love 
gets over it suddenly?" 

"Why is it," he retorted, ''that the man who drinks the most 
champagne at dinner has the worst headache next morning ?" 

"That isn't any explanation at all, Mr. Travel's. Champagne 
is intoxicating.''" 

"So is love." 

"Champagne leaves you with an — an all-gone feeling." 

"And love ivith — 'that tired feeling.'" 

"Not me," said the widow, promptly. 

"But you're a woman. It's the man who has the 'tired feel- 
ing.' " 

"What is it like?" persisted the widow. 

"Well, did you ever eat a fourteen course dinner, and Ihen 
supper, and then " 

"I've been through it," sighed the widow. 

"You didn't want any more, did you?" 

"I don't, suppose," she said, wilheringly, "that it would be 
possible for a woman to get too much of a man!" 

"No," agreed the bachelor, "women are sentimental topers. 
They sip their wine or their sentiment slowly and comfortably; 
they don't gulp it down like a man. That's why the man has 
usually finished the bottle before the woman has touched her 
glass. But," and the bachelor turned suddenly upon the widow, 
"who is the man?" 

"Wh-what man!" asked the widow. 

"The man who has jilt — gotten over it. 1 don't see how if* 
possible," he added thoughtfully, "with you." 

"Me !" The widow's voice was as chill and crisp as the au- 
tumn air. "I wish," she added, "that I knew how to patch it 

"That s right,' retorted the bachelor. "Try to revive his in- 
terest in champagne by offering it to him — the morning after. 
What he needs, my dear lady, is — ice." 

"He may want more champagne." 

"Yes, but not from the same bottle." 

"I don't see why," said the widow. "A woman often falls in 
love with the same man twice." 

"Because she never falls too much in love with him — once," 
explained the bachelor. 

"Nonsense," she cried. "A woman's love is always stronger 
than a man's." 

"But it is so effervescent. A man flings his sentiment about 
like a prodigal, and so when it's all gone — there isn't any left." 

"Is that when he gets the 'tired feeling?' " 

"Yes," said the bachelor. "And nothing is worse when wak- 
ing up in the morning with a dark brown taste in your mouth — 
to find the woman standing before you offering you more cham- 
pagne. But she always does. It's the woman who always re- 
members the pleasant part of a love affair. A man remembers 
only — the next morning — and the hard time he had getting out 
of it." 

"And the other woman," suggested the widow contemptuously. 

"Yes," agreed the bachelor, "the other woman, of course. 
But," he added, "if a woman could only take the hint in time — " 

"What time?" asked the widow. "When a man begins to be 
late for his engagements ?" 

"Nothing," said the bachelor, confidently, "will keep a man 
away from a woman except a lack of interest in her " 

"Or an interest in another woman," added the widow, prompt- 
ly; "but," she concluded tentatively, "there ought to be a cure." 

"For what ? The other woman ?" 

"That tired feeling, Mr. Travers." 

"There isn't any cure," replied the bachelor promptly, "but 
there's a good preventive. When you were a very little <riii." 
he continued, patronizingly, "and liked jam " 

"I like it now." 

"How did your mother manage?" 

"She took the jam away, Mr. Travers, and put it on the too 
shelf always — just before I had had enough." 

"Wtell, that's the way to preserve a man's interest in a wo- 
man," declared the bachelor. "Deal yourself out to him in 
homeopathic doses. Put yourself on the top shelf, where it is 

hard for him to get at you. Feed him with sugar out of a tea- 
spoon ; don't pass him the whole sugar bowl. Now, if a woman 
would use her judgment " 

"As if a woman in love had any judgment!" mocked the 

"That's it," sighed the bachelor, "she never has. She just lays 
the whole feast before the man, flings all her charms at his head 
at once, and lets him eat all the sugar off his cake right away. 
The love affair springs up like a mushroom and " 

"Oh, well!" interrupted the widow impatiently, "I like mush- 
room love affairs. I like a man who can fling himself headlong 
into an affair and " 

"Of course you do !" sighed the bachelor, "every woman does. 
The sensible and temperate man who will love her all his life — " 

"A little!" said the widow. 

"Well, a little is enough at a time." 

"That depends," said the widow, "on how many times — one 
is loved." 

The bachelor said nothing. 

"Here we are," cried the widow, suddenly stopping in front 

of a tall house. "So glad " 

"Aren't you going to invite me in?" 

"What," she asked, sweetly, "after " 

"You broke an engagement with me last night!" 

"Oh. well," laughed the widow, "I was only showing you the 
sugar bowl; but I didn't mean you could have another spoonful; 
besides, there's somebody waiting inside." 

"Who?" demanded the bachelor. 

"The man with the 'tired feeling.' " 

"But if he is tired of — of you " 

"Me !" The widow laughed. "He isn't tired of me, Mr. Trav- 
ers. It's the other woman. He's come to me for — for " 

"A bracer?" suggested the bachelor. "What are you going 
to give him?" 

"Vinegar, mustard, pepper, salt," said the widow, counting 
off the buttons of her coat. 

"Anything else?" he asked. 

"x\. little ice," said the widow. 

"Any — sugar?" demanded the bachelor. 

"No; I'm saving that for another " 

"Another !" 

"Another time," said the widow ambiguously as she let the 
door close behind her. 


We are carrying nearly 10,000 ads. in the papers throughout 
the Eastern, Middle and Southern States, inviting skilled and 
unskilled labor to come to California. Up to the present time we 
have placed upwards of 8,000 of these people, but applications 
are coming in at the present time more rapidly than we can take 
care of them, and we urge upon our members the importance 
of letting us know when they are in need of help. We make no 
charge for our services. Kindly notify us and greatly oblige, 
Rooms 512-514 Union Trust Building. 

"Meet me at the Palace Grill" is the most convenient form 
of expression to signify that you appreciate convenience in loca- 
tion and comfort in service. Corner Post and Leavenworth. 

L. Kreiss & Sons 




Dealers in Fine Mahogany, Early English Oak Fur- 
niture, Reproductions if Rare Examples if Antique 
Fabrics if all the Important Periods if English, 
French and Italian o^rt in Tapestries, Brocaded 
Silks, Damasks, Embroderies, Etc. . . . OUR 

1219-1221 Post. Street. 



January 5, 190?. 



H®2@H M®ss®ififiis 

Tlie summer warmth has left the sky, 
The summer songs have died away: 

And, withered, in the footpaths lie 
The fallen leaves, but yesterday 
With ruby and with topaz gay. 

The grass is browning on the hills; 
No pale, belated flowers recall 

The astral fringes of the rills, 

And drearily the dead vines fall, 
Frost-blackened from the roadside wall. 

Yet through the gray and sombre wood, 
Against the dusk of fir and pine, 

Last of their floral sisterhood, 

The hazel's yellow blossoms shine, 
The tawny gold of Af ric's mine ! 

Small beauty hath my unsung flower. 
For spring to own or summer hail ; 

But, in the season's saddest hour, 

The skies that weep and winds that wail 
Its glad surprisals never fail. 

Oh, days grown eold ! Oh, life grown old ! 
No rose of June may bloom again; 

But, like the hazel's twisted gold, 

Through early frost and latter rain 
Shall hints of summertime remain. 

And as within the hazel's bough 
A gift of mystic virtue dwells, 

That points to golden ores below. 
And in dry desert places tells 
Where flow unseen the cool, sweet wells. 

So, in the wise Diviner's hand, 
Be mine the hazel's grateful part 

To feel, beneath a thirsty land, 

The living waters thrill and start, 

The healing of the rivulets heart ! 

— Whittier. 

MINERAL monrCTlOX (>F inn.',. 

A most interesting chapter in the volume entitled "Mineral 
Resources of the United Stales, 1905," published bj the United 
States Geological Survey, is thai which contains a summar] of 
the mineral production of the United States during thai jrear. 

In 1905, for the seventh time, the total val t our mineral 

production exceeded the enormous sum of $1.1 ,000,000. The 

exacl figures Eor 1906 are $1,623,877,127, a- compared with 
$1,360,883,554 in 1904. 

As heretofore, iron ami eoal are the mosl important of OUr 
mineral products. The value of the iron in 1905 was 
000; the value of the eoal. $476,756,963. Thi 
from $584,043,836 in 1904 to $602,477,21'! in 1905, a gain of 
$18,433,981, or 3.16 per cent. Anthracite coal showed an in- 
fo value of $2,904,980 from $138,974,020 in 1904 to 
$1 11,879,000 ii. L906. The increase in value of the bitumin- 
ous coal output over 1904 was $29,480,962, .i combined 
in value of eoal of $32,385,942 in 1905, or ;.:; per i 

The gain of $362,993,573 in the total value of our mineral 
production is due to gains in both meialln and non-metallic 
is. the metallic products shoving an increase from $501,- 
099,950 in 1904 to $702,458,108 in 1905, a gain of $201,353,- 
ind the non-metallic products showing an increase from 
$859,383,604 in 1904 to $921,024,019 in 1905, a gam i - 
640,415. To those products should he added estimated un- 
specified products, including molybdenum, bismuth, tu 
and other mineral products, valued at $400,000, making thi 
mineral production for 1906 of | M27. 

des the usual table and summary of quantities and values 
of the Mineral output by products, the volume contains 

this year, for the first time, a summary, in tabulated form, of the 
value of the products by States. These tables were com- 
piled by Mr. Win. Taylor thorn. 



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For Luncheon 

Berkeley, or rather the hypocritical end of the village, 

feels highly insulted because the retail liquor dealers asked to 
be heard before the trustees on the no license question. Perhaps 
the shouters prefer Oakland's bottle goods. 


The Little Palace Hotel, corner of Leavenworth and Post 
streets, is the social center of San Francisco. 




Wc invite the accounts of corporations, 
firms, merchants and private individuals. 
Accounts of ladies are especially invited. 
We pay 

2 Per Cent Interest on Daily Balances 

For greater conveniences of our cus- 
tomers we have established branches 
throughout the city, at any of which you 
will be cordially welcomed. 

California Safe Deposit and 

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West End Branch - - - - 1531 Devisadero 

Mission Branch ------ 92? Valencia 

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Fine Tailoring. Dress Suits a Specialty 

M 318 Bush Street 


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January 5, 1907 

By F. B. Lloyd. 

The statements of various casualty companies, operating in 
California, will this year undoubtedly show considerable local 
increase in liability business. Whether this will prove to be a 
healthy increase is a question for future determination. 

The fire increased, rather than decreased, the premium income 
on liability lines, although, as far as the local situation is con- 
cerned, the increase is in the "Contractors' Hazard." It is in 
this line that the value of protection against loss, through suits 
for damages, on account of injuries sustained by employees, or 
caused by them, appears to the aveiage layman to be the more 
necessary protection. 

The premium increase in contractors business has more than 
offset the loss on elevator, general liability and manufacturers' 

Naturally, under existing conditions, a wild rush has been 
made for the contractors' business, and rates have been lowered 
in consequence. The desire for premium income has led many 
companies to assume liabilities on this most hazardous line at 
rates which would never before have been considered. 

On no other liability line is a loss so sure to come as on a con- 
tracting risk, and, under no other circumstances, could the future 
be so misleading to the underwriter. 

For the immediate present, the public hazard is lessened, owing 
to the majority of work being done in the unfrequented districts. 
This condition, however, instead of becoming better, is bound .o 
get worse. As the city builds, the streets become more fre- 
quented ; the liability of injuring the public therefore increases. 
Probable losses, therefore, at this time are less than they ever 
will be in the future. 

All the first part of the work on a building is usually done by 
one firm of contractors, but, as the building progresses, several 
ferent employers occupy the same premises. Employees of dif- 
ferent employers are not construed as co-employees, and an acci- 
dent caused to an employee of one employer, by the employee of 
another, creates a liability under the public policy of a contract. 
Therefore, on the primary work, the average is fictitious and 

A flat rate bn all work, except structural steal erecting, is de- 
manded by the general contractor. He argues that there is no 
reason why an estimate cannot be made by the company on the 
cost of labor to be performed, under the different classifications 
and averaged accordingly. 

To the uninitiated, this seems plausible, and is accepted, but 
the fact, soon to be learned, is that the general contractor sub- 
lets the plastering, interior finishing, glazing and the other lines, 
rated as less hazardous, and that the flat rate arrived at by the 
estimated total expense has not contemplated the labor expense 
of the less hazardous operations not being paid by the assured, 
and therefore not to be included in the final statement of wages 

The company, whose experience has taught the fallacy of a 
flat rate, is forced to meet the popular demand accepted by the 

unexperienced company, or quit writing. Of course, the experi- 
enced underwriter is in a better position to protect himself, ow- 
ing to a realization of the danger. He can select his risk and 
only write business on a flai rate when compelled to by competi- 
tion. He also has the advantage of having some clients, who, 
beside valuing his endorsement, appreciate the lines of the illus- 
trious Shakespeare : 

"It is better to sutler the ills we have than fly to those we know 
not of." 

His well defined policy as to the handling of probable losses, 
a well-organized claim department, place him in a better posi- 
tion, but there is no question but. what, within a short period all 
will suffer. (This also includes the assured.) 

The less experienced will fail, or, perforce, use dilatory tactics 
in the handling of their claims. Their cnfoivcd ehange of view 
will make cancellations more frequent. It may be, then, that 
the assured will learn that it pays to listen to the advice of the 
solicitor, who endeavors to sell the contract, which his experience 

wan-ants him in endorsing. 

No other line of insurance shows as large profits at the start 
as the liability line, but no other line is so sure of an average 
lose ratio, and in no other line of insurance is the careful con- 
sideration of this fact so necessary to the assured, although few 
take the time to figure why. 

The service featare, which is of paramount importance to 
the assured, is not generally given very serious consideration, 
even by the man. who considers himself must conservative. 

The premium for protection against loss through suits for 
damages on a certain building may figure $500. Based on the 
same figures, some other eompaay may quote $350. This appar- 
ent saving of .$1."p0 overshadows am argnmonl of the solicitor 
with the higher figure. 

The assured rarely ial ee time to consider that any one report 
of injury improperly handled by the adjuster, or because the 
company itself figures the chances of trial preferable to the ex- 
penditure of a considerable sum in settlement, will easily eat 
up the difference in time and expense to the assured. The usual 
limit, on account of injuries to any one person of $5,000, may 

easirj i xceeded by a jury's verdict, and even though ii is safe 

to say that there are few premiums of $500 on building contrac- 
tors' risks, which will not develop an opportunity for proof of 
this simple example, there is not. in this city, at this time, five 
(5) per cent of the buyers of liability insurance who gi 
one moment's consideration. 

W. L. Growall Co.. the tailors, are again located in their 
commodious quarters in the Mutual Savings Bank Building. 
The repute of this firm is of the best, and their tailoring is up 
to the standard of reputation. Men who wish to be correctly 
groomed will find the Growcll Company experts in tailoring. 





"Purity is Health" 


Weinhard's "Columbia" 

The Beer that 
makes you strong 

California Bottling Company 

Local Bottlers 

At your Grocers or 'Phone Special 977 


I carry the highest grade of 





Selling Agent Likley's Wardrobe and light weight 
Trunks. 1 199 Post St. between Polk Street and 
Van Ness Avenue. 

January 5, 1907. 



What shakes the blossoms from the Tree of LilV. 

In showers of glimmering white and deep : dim bliie 

Through strange Boft starry twilights here bestrew 
The breathless borders of the world of strife? 

What sound of sighs upon the scented gloom 
Of Eden where no passionate sorrow comes; 
Wliat light of cloud-pale breasts and breast-blossoms 

And weary faces in the lotus bloom? 
What sad, red, parted lips under the Tree 

Of Knowledge hunger toward the bitter fruit, 

While all the distance trembles with the bruit 
Of Time's wings beating toward eternity? 

What wave of moaning through the frondage rolls 
When all the fragrant dusk is very still, 
Why do the branches toss and weep at will 

As if their sap were fed with human souls? 
Come, let us go ! Take up thy cross and bind 

The crown of thorns upon thy brows again, 

And we will seek the world of endless pain. 
The tortured stars, the wild tormented wind, 

The passionate heart-break of the world of strife 
Where wrapt in Hell the soul looks up to Heaven; 
Here Knowledge as a bride to Death is given. 

The lotus blossoms on the Tree of Life. 

— Alfred Noyes in Everybody's. 


to observe the immediate popularity of the Little Palace Hotel. 
Its patronage has returned and it is a social center. 

If Japan is determined to light us, we prefer that she 

come here. There is more room in America; besides, we would 
want to make fertilizing stuff out of the brown fellows, and it 
would save transportation to run them through the mill here a< 

Bonci, the great Italian tenor, while en route to 'this 

country, thought he would like to learn the great American game 
called poker. He paid $26,000 for lessons, and then smiled and 
said, "I still hold the box office, and I play that game with great 

Not until "Red" Hays and Julius Kahn settle their pa- 
tronage differences will the nation be ready to attend to Japan. 
One war at a time is enough ; besides, official pap is more valuable 
than "sacred honor." 

They say there are lots of rattlesnakes in the hills back 

of Berkeley. Perhaps that is why prohibitionists always walk 
that way when taking an airing, for of course, don't you know, 
it makes having a bottle of antidote in the pocket obligatory. 

The President has settled one vital and one immaterial 

question concerning the Panama Canal. Americans will get 
all the contracts, and it makes not the slightest difference who 
does the digging. 

Skating clubs are a society lad just now, and the point 

in expertness to gain is to fall gracefully, and have the skills 
of the costume fly exactly high enough above the boots to make 
a picture framed in hope deferred and expectation minimized. 

Founded A. D. 1792. 

Insurance Co. of North America 

of Philadelphia, Penn. 
Alliance of Philadelphia 

Paid-up Capital $3,000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders 5,»22,016 

JAMES D. BAILEY, General Agent. 
ilonadnork Building, San Frnm it 
Fire, Marine and Inland Insurance. 

Connecticut Fire Insurance Co. 

of Hartford. Established 1850. 

Capital $1,000,000 

Tot«Wi«ti • 5.813.61") 

Surplu. lo Policy Holden 2.729.173 

BENJAMIN J. SMITH, Manager Paclic 
Department, 626 13th St., Oakland. 
COLIN M. BOYD, Agent. 

Cash Capital. J200.000. Cash Assets. 1544.993 

Pacific Coast Casualty Go. 

of California. 
Employers' Liability, General Liability. Teams. 
Elevators. Workmen's Collective, Vessels. Bur- 
flary, Plate Glass Insurance. 

Officers — Edmund F. Green. President; John 
C. Coleman, Vice-President; F. A. Zane. Secre- 
tary; Ant. Borel & Co.. Treasurers; F. P. Deer- 
lng. Counsel. 

Directors— A. Borel, H- E. Bothln. Edward 
L. Brayton, John C .Coleman. F. P. Deerlng. 
E. F. Green, I. W. Hellman. Jr.. George A. 
Pope, Henry Rosenfeld. Adoiph A. Son. William 
S. Tevls. 
Head office Monadnock Building, San Francisco 

Marshal A. Frank Company, General Agents 
or California, Kohl Building, San Francisco. 

Phenix Insurance Company 

of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

J. H. LENEHAN. General Agent 

A. C. OLDS. State Agent for Pacific Co**' 


Firemen's Fund 


Capital. $1,000,000. Asset*, {6,600,000 

Sansome and California Sts., S. F. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co., Ltd, 

of Liverpool. 

Capital $6,700,000 

Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Agents, 

416 Jackson St. San Francisco 

Fire Insurance Losses 

Will toon be paid. If the money i» oo4 
needed for immediate am in rebuilding, 
buying furniture, or replenishing can 
be profitably invested with the 

Continental Building and Loan Association 

at 5 and 6 pec cent interest, (he A»*-oa- 
boa, however, reserving the right to limit the 
amount of any individual deposit- 

Offices; Cor. Market and Church Sts, 


D, Weihinitca Dock*. 


\ViOi*m Cartas. 
Sec. tod Gen'l Mr 

G. Lederer 


snow located at 2271 CALIFORNIA ST. 

Hati-drvsasa. Shampoo., Wbji, Toupee*. 

Hatters Gents' Furnishings 



Telephone Wen 3332 

Emil Guenther 


1 -309 Gough St., San Francisco, Gal. 


Wholesale Dry Goods 

6th and Franklin Streets. - - Oakland, Cat 

New goods constantly arriving and on sale 
at our temporary quarters, Eighth and Franklin 
Streets, Oakland, Cal. 

The erection of a new steel structure will im- 
mediately be commenced on our old site, Bush 
and Sansome Sts., San Francisco. 



284-826 Eddy St., near Van Ness r_A»e 

Formerly at Bush St., cor. Grant ^Ave. 

Phone Franklin 63 



January 5, 190r 

It was after midnight. The fog swept by in great, formless 
shapes, and the wind whistled and shrieked through the totter- 
ing walls and empty rains, which formerly were the scene of con- 
stant joy and festivity in the gayest city on the continent. 

Parker, silent and moody, stood on the corner of O'Farrell 
and Mason streets, with his long ulster tightly buttoned, and 
his hands deep in the pockets. The policeman standing in the 
shadow of a wall on the opposite corner, eyed him suspiciously, 
but Parker heeded not. Eeminiscences of other days, of the city 
that was, crowded thick and fast on his memory. He never 
realized till now, as he gazed around him in the early morning 
hours, how Sun Francisco, the old San Francisco, had intrenched 
itself in his heart. 

"Ah, well !" he muttered, "let the dead past bury its dead," 
and directing his footsteps towards a light that shone faintly 
through the mist, he arrived at a saloon, where he ordered re- 
freshments. The bar-tender, at first reserved, as becomes 
a bar-tender alone after the midnight hour with a strange cus- 
tomer, gradually thawed under the influence of Parker's elo- 
quence, as he dilated on the subject uppermost iu his mind. His 
eyes shone with joy, and his whole body quivered with feeling as 
he recounted the pleasures of yesterday, and then, again, his form 
seemed to shrink visibly and his face take on a look of age, when 
he looked outside and was confronted with the realities of the 

It was nearly two o'clock now, and bidding his host good- 
night, Parker wandered down the street ami turned the corner. 
A towering wall, reaching out of sight in the drifting mist, 
marked the spot where a famous restaurant had stood, and here 
he stopped for a moment under the electric light. 

He looked down the street, passed his hand over his forehead, 
and looked again. Tt was not possible, yet he could not doubt 
the evidence of his senses. 

Miss Atbuthnot, clad in the height of fashion and entrancing 
as ever, was approaching. 

"So glad to meet you," she said, as he stood before her, dis- 
sembling his surprise. "You must take me to dinner. 1 insist," 
she added, and the glance that accompanied the command caused 
the blood to tingle in his veins. 



cily 356-360 SulKr Streel 


Phone Franklin 1459 

1611 Franklin St., 

Between Pine aud California 

San Francisco 

He offered her his arm and they entered. 

Parker was at once delighted and dumbfounded. Yet he un- 
derstood it all now. The story of the burnt district, of earth- 
quake ami liri'. of blackened ruins and piles of brick, was but a 
fevered dream, and the San Francisco he looked at now. with its 
myriad lights and pulsating life was the reality. Never had the 
world-famed restaurant been more crowded, or the music ren- 
dered more magnificently. The familiar laces of the old habitues 
were all there. Tom Brower and Lyman Derrick, the two insep- 
arables, waved :i greeting a? he entered. His own waiter was in 

attendance, and the chef seemed t" surpass himself this even- 
ing. Miss Atbuthnol was the unquestioned belle of the great 
dining room, and Parker fell himself to lie the most envied man. 
Best of all. he knew that life, real life, was opening before him, 
for, whisper it softly, as he tenderly assisted her to a seal in 
the carriage, a new ring flashed on one of her delicate hands. 
* * * * # * 

The next morning, as the Greek laborers entered the open 
basement, they stumbled over the dead body of a man, clad in a 
long ulster, tightly buttoned, with his bands in the pockets. 
Though his body was badly bruised, his [ace wore a happy smile. 
The dead past had buried its dead. 

— John A. Eenshall. 

The Little Palace Hotel Grill leaves nothing to be desired. 
Corner Post and Leavenworth. 

Mothers, be sure and use " Mrs. WInslow'8 Soothing: Syrup ' 

your children while teething:. 







Fortuerly 306 Montgomery Street, have resumed busmen in their 

own building 

Directly Opposite New 

San Francisco Stock and Exchange Building 


M. A. MURPHY, General Manager 

Vitrified Brick, Paving Brick, Fire Brick, Fire Tile 

Fire Clay, Dust, Drain Tile, Acid Jars, 

Acid Pipes, Acid Bricks 

Architectural Terra Cotta, Hollow Tile 
Fire-Proofing, Semi-Dry Pressed Brick, 
Terra Cotta Chimney Pipe, Brick and Tile 
Mantels, Flue Linings, Urns and Vases, 
Flower Pots. All kinds of Vitrified Salt- 
Glazed Sewer Pipe. 

Factory: Tesla. Alameda County. Cal. 

Yards: Sao Francisco, Oakland. Berkeley, San Jose 

Office, 10th and Division Sts., 

San Francisco 

Del Monte Offers 

During the reconstruction of San Francisco, 
Hotel Del Monte offers a welcome shelter to 
those desiring a homelike place for rest and 
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Fir ffip®naa &?h® MsKaMikg CiF@wdl 

Social Notes from Del Monte. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. 11. Crim and Miss Grace Crim arrived before 
Christmas and are siill staying cm. Miss Elyse C. Schultz is 
visiting Miss Miarjorie Shepard, who came down to Del Monte 
for the holidays with her father, A. I). Shepard, and Lieutenant 
and Mrs. P. 6. Hawes. Miss Werring of London left last Mon- 
day, starting tor the Orient a few days later. Callaghan Byrne 
came up from Los Angeles to join his mother. Mrs. Margaret 
Irvine, who, with J. W. Byrne, is here until after New Year's. 
Karl J. Osborne is spending the holidays with his mother and 
father, who have been here for some weeks. Dr. Benjamin P. 
Kurtz of the Dhiversity of California brought his mother, Mrs. 
M. I). Kurtz, to Del Monte for Christmas. Miss Bertha Monro 
Rickoff, Miss Ella S. Smith, Mrs. P. G. Galpin, and Miss 
Julita Galpin also came from Berkeley for Christmas. Charles 
Stetson WJiecler and family are here for the holiday week. They 
made up a tally-ho party on Saturday. Mrs. Benjamin [de 
Wheeler anil her son arrived Thursday and were joined on Sat- 
urday night by President Wheeler. They will remain over New 
Year's. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. McNear, Jr., and their children 
are here. Mr. and Mrs. II. M. A. Miller came down Saturday. 
Mrs. Thomas Breeze has returned, and Miss Breeze, wdio is much 
better, came with her. and will stay on for some time. Mrs. II. 
C. Benson, who was a Miss Breeze, is visiting her mother and 

El I'll nil rln Snriiil Notts. 

Dr. J. Willis Ban'. President of the University of Southern 
California, is at Hotel El Cannelo. Mr. J. II. McCoy, State 
President of the Y. M. C. A., Mrs. Met loy and their little daugh- 
ter, are at the El Cannelo. Mrs. William Bosley, with her young 

son and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. George A. I'ratt and the 

Misses Pratt are there for a couple of weeks, Mrs. I!. T. Upton, 

of Elkhard, I in liana, is \ isiling Mrs. Osbom, who is spending the 
winter at El Cannelo. Miss Archer, of San Francisco, is a guesi 

of Mrs. Butler at Hotel El Cannelo. Spending then- honey- 
moon new ai this Pacific Grove hotel are Mr. and Mrs. Noble of 
San Francisco. Mr. and Mrs. W. I,'. Saver, of Verdi, Nevada, 

an, I Mr. and Mrs. .1. IVarc Mitchell of Palo Alto. 


tine of the niosl inipoi'lanl of all SOcietj functions of |i 

in San Francisco is the opening this evening oi the Si rern. Thi9 

is exactly what ils promoters claim for it — "a dining place lor 
the insidious" -and the local elite »ill gi\o pri ■ claim 

in their praise id' the menu at the opening affair. It i- an in- 
novation, in Mane ways, lor there are no near stands ; there is no 
liar and no side rooms. The main salon is a large room of the 

dimension of 5fi feet h\ 70, and tin' gallon i> 55 feet lo :;■.'. 

The woodwork is of antique oak. ami the heavy beams id' ihe 
ceiling carry oui the idea of the old English inn. The ft 
b.V Tozer. and should gladden the beans of the B'linguiuito. for :t 

i> a rendering of hunting scenes. The whole scheme is attractive 

in the extreme, and the illuminations lend enchantment to the 

well-conceived whole. In the rear of the main salon, and in a 
recess, is a nook lei the red-coated orchestra. This is to be one 
Of I he features of "the Severn." and it will add to tin 1 pleasure 

of those partaking of repasts to know that these musicia 
under the experienced batonage of a man --or Engels. 

The concerts will he given from three to five every afternoon, 
and every evening during dinner, and from ten to twelve. The 
cafe is under the management <<i Mr. William Zander, lat 
the Si. Nicholas, formerly of the Hotel Rafael, 1 »•■! Monte, and. 
olden d.n-. of Castle Ci 
This fact alone should ensure a royal welcome by the p 
of San Francisco, and surely to-night will be a social c . 
the Severn. Remember that tables mi iy telephone 

and that the aim of the management is to maintain a 
the woman of quality, refined womanhood in general, » 
without escort, may at any and all times enjoj a meal in de- 
lightful surroundings and relish the ctiisiu 

The waiter force is in the bands .if a Boor commander from old 
St. Regis, and this alone ensures the lust and the prom; 
service. The Severn is at 1050 Geary street, and near Van 


The Old Year died! When his breath had passed, 

The New Year took his place. 
With a jaunty air and confident. 

And a smile on his fresh, young face. 
"My father did his worst." he cried; 

"Now see wdiat I can do !" 
And he stood eieet iii his gallant pride 

As a New Year ought to do. 

And we saw down the slanting tale of months 

The promise that was to be, 
A city rising fair and strong, 

Prom the vale of its misery. 
And the horde of thieves and the grafting crew 

Were all of them driven away ; 
This was the wonder that-struck our sight 

In the light of the New Year's Day. 

Such was the promise, but what the fruit? 

Only the months can tell. 
We are just a year from the mountain top 

Or the verge of the lowest hell; 
So what may come and what may go 

We cry. devoid of fear; 
For the doom is set and our protest vain. 

"A health to the gay New Year!" 


Henry Guy Carleton's famous comedy. "The Butterflies,'' 
which John Drew first made popular in this city, will be the 

programme at the Colonial Theatre, Monday night, and all 

next week. It is i.iie of the s| delightful plays written, and 

abounds in witty and pointed dialogue and duelling complica- 
tions. "Tlie Butterflies" will he given a splendid production 
and a cast of all-round excellence. Frank Bacon will have a 
fine opportunity as Hiram I n. the wealthy and illiterate Chi- 
cago pork-packer; Wilfred Roger will play John Drew's rule of 
Frederick Ossian; W. C. Craves. Jr.. will he Andrew Strong; 
Harry Pollard. Harrington Green; 1,'. Peralta-Galendo, I 
Bilser; (trial Humphreys, Coddle; Ldta Jewel, Miriam Stuart 
Dodge; Maud Odelle, Mis. Stuart-Dodge; Jane Jeffery, Mrs. 
Ossian; Bessie I: nine Elise Green. "The tin 
will he the play at to-day's (Saturday) and to-morrow (Sunday) 

matinee, an.! to-night and to- rrow night for the last 

"A ' owbo\ in Petticoats," a play entirely new here, is in active 
preparation, and will follow "The Butterflies." 

_ The I "iiit.<l States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 

Eighth circuit held, in the case of Connecticut Fire Insurance 
Company vs. Buchanan, that an insurance representa- 

tions or knowledge are ineffectual to chine ms of a 

written policy in the absence of fraud or mutual mistake. 

Beneath a tree sat Her and Him. 
And quite alone the two. 

■ an owl pen bed on a limb. said: "To wit. to woo!" 

For half an hour or more -at lie. 

Not ant d M rer drew. 
Although the owl with owlish 

Remarked : "To wit. to -.> 

Whereat he took the' hint, this man. 

For be had caught a clue. 
\- sed, at lei _ih began 

To 9] 1. tec wit. t> 

The: difference between an industrial eorpora- 

nd an industrial trust. ;. 

"Who was the woman?" n Turkey when 

;t in this country. "^\Tio was the walkin. 
' is t 





Dr. S. Weir Mitchell has written a quaint tribute to his books. 
It is as follows: 

When the years gather round us like stem foes 
That give no quarter, and the ranks of love 

Break here and there, untouched there still abide 

Friends from whom no adverse fate can wound or move. 

A deathless heritage, for these are they 

Who neither fail nor falter ; we, alas ! 
Can hope no more of friendship than to fill 

The mortal hour of earth and mortal pass. 

Steadfast and generous, they greet us still 

Through every fortune with unchanging looks. 

Unasked no counsel give, are silent folk; 

The careless-minded liglitly call them books. 

Of the proud peerage of the mind are they, 

Fair, courteous gentlemen who wait our will 

When comes the lonely hours the scholar loves, 
And glows the hearts ami all the house is still. 


R. P. Schwcrin. vice-president and general manager of the 
Pacific Mail Steamship Company, states that three great vessels, 
sisters to the Korea and Siberia, are being constructed in Japan, 
and will be competing for the Pacific trade within eighteen 
months. He thinks that these, in connection with the vessels 
already operated by the Toyo Kisen Kaisha, will give the control 
of the commerce of the Pacific to the Japanese. 

Japanese ship-owners are in a highly advantageous position 
as compared with those in the United States. Three vessels 
like the Manchuria. Korea and Siberia, if built in Japan and 
Hying the Mikado's Hag, would receive subsidies amounting to 
two million yen, or one million dollars, per annum from the 
Japanese Government. When the three great vessels now in 
course of construction are engaged in Pacific commerce, their 
owners will receive one and a half million yen per annum. The 
low wages paid to Japanese mariners prevent American ship- 
owners from competing successfully with Japanese ship-owners. 
Then, though the rates of the Toyo Kisen Kaisha are ostensibly 
the same as those of the American vessels, the Japanese can give 
rebates without rendering themselves obnoxious to any law. 

The Japanese ship-owner is helped by his home Government, 
while the American ship-owner is hampered. The Pacific Mail 
Steamship Company recently, in compliance with a law compell- 
ing ship-owners to provide bunks six feet long, also tables and 
benches for the accommodation of steerage passengers, had to 
lose one-fifth of its steerage accommodation. This law was 
suggested by magazine articles on the emigrant ships coming 
into New York harbor, and while desirable enough there, does 
not suit the conditions of Pacific commerce. Mr. Schwerin, 
while saying that he does not know whether the Toyo Kisen 
Kaisha will absorb the Pacific Mail Company or not, states 
positively and without qualification that Japanese shipping in- 
terests are advancing rapidly, and under the existing laws of 
the United States cannot be checked. Unless the Federal Gov- 
ernment enacts legislation in aid of American shipping, Japan 
will achieve her ambition of becoming in the Orient what Great 
Britain is in the rest of the world. 

In Italy they give the "Collar of the Annunzeata" to 

poets. In this country it depends on the editor, but usually it is 
the toe of the boot. 

The State's rights question is more alive than when the 

Confederate flag was first raised, only that this time California 
instead of South Carolina is in the lead. 

Young Teddy's place seems to be with those Pittsburg 

millionaires. At least he is acting like they do. which is as bad 
as bad could be. 


The case of Takeuchi and the "Revolution" is a sample of how 
Czolgoszes are created. The average socialist of the Jack London 
stripe has absolutely nothing to lose, and in advising such peo- 
ple as poor little Takeuchi. a half-baked Jap. to kill Mikados and 
Presidents fie takes no risk himself. Oakland is full of these 
wonderful people, these socialists who covet the other fellow's 
goods, but who have no energy to display in acquiring the same 
by means of industry. The only activity displayed is a vicious 
spreading of the gospel of discontent. Look at Jack London 
himself: be has made thousands out of his books. Is he dis|>o.-- 
ing of part of these gains in relieving the necessities of those 
plunged into the "abyss" of poverty in San Francisco or in Oak- 
Land? Is he attempting to prevent the wholesale employment of 
delicate children in doing man's work in shops in these two 
cities? No. He is spending his time at Glen Ellen among 
pleasant surroundings, writing more of the gospel of discontent 
and preparing a private yacht for a journey around the world. 
He is following the course of such men as Rogers, Rockefeller 
and others of the same selfish stripe. 


"I !n n .no two cases on record to prove that all fools are not 
dead. The past week gives instances that prove the old saw. A 
man meets a stranger, invites him to dinner, and then lends him, 
on the stranger's suggestion, his diamond ring, valued at $125. 
The stranger drops t lie ring on the floor, and while the owner 
is looking for it. Mr. Incognito does the twenty-three act. The 
other complains to the police, lb- should be given sixty years 
on bread and water for being an ass. The other case is that of 
the woman who had just received $6,000, an insurance bequest, 
and she sewed, it in her dress skirt. Promptly she hears of a 
bargain sale, and true to woman's instinct, she joins the mad 
rush. Result: She was "touched" and her roll was "pinched" 
by a razor expert. She explains that she did not trust the banks. 
This woman should be given a like sentence to that of the other 
fool, and an added penalty of chewing a bale of hay once a 


After many attempts at reconciling the act of Thaw with that 
idiotic arrangement to assist the escape of criminals called the 
"unwritten law." the doctors have finally agreed that Thaw was 
crazy. It has been decided that the plea will be insanity. Trux- 
tun Beale was probably tried out in private, and did not make 
the witness it was expected he would. The day is over when a 
man may take the law into his own hands, written or unwritten, 
and shoot a fellow being. How the eminent counsel and the 
learned physicians in the case arrived at the conclusion that the 
man was crazy, six months after the occurrence, and without 
anything to base this opinion on except hearsay evidence, passes 

President Castro may be near Death's door, but he will 

never resign. He says so himself. 

A Los Angeles thug held up two Japanese, and his plea 

was, that the .laps no doubt had come by their money dishonestly 
— and he had as good a right to it as they. 


There was a flower in ancient Fez 
That (so the glowing legend says) 
Has never lost its matchless light, 
From summer dawn to winter night, 
Since Allah cast his pitying glance 
Upon the city's far expanse, 
And with all mercy in his eye, 
Said, "One white flower shall never die." 

So from the city's forest maze 

Pure alabaster domes upraise 

Their gleaming beauty through the dawn, 

Or when the dusk of day is gone; 

White flowers that blossom through the years, 

And hush a people's solemn fears, 

Pale blooms of wonder that shall last 

Till Time and Life and Death are past. 

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Group of refugee children of Duboce Park, San Francisco. 

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San Francisco, Cal., January 12, 1907 

o. 2 

TISER Is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor. Fred- 
erick Marriott, at 905 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, California, and at 721 
Market street, San Francisco, Cal. Telephone — Alameda H31. 

Entered as second class matter. May 12, 1906, at the Postoffice at Ala- 
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All social items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements or other matter Intended for publication, 
In the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA AD- 
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day morning. 

Feeding the hungry is a bigger job than Gillett thought 


That temporary "grave'' was the biggest grub-stake Hicks 

ever had. 

Shall it be Theodore I or Roosevelt the Great? Anyway, 

eliminate Loeb. 

Washington is to have cheaper gas. Are Congressional 

salaries to be reduced. 

If measured by the rush to the saloons, (he rush to swear 

oil' was not alarmingly great. 

Dunn's says Christmas trade broke all records, and i1 

broke a lot of dads and lovers, too. 

.As an ambaesadresSj Mrs. Bellamy Storer was no! a suc- 
cess. She couldn't keep ;i State Becret. 

Don't l»- in a hurry to gel rid of Christmas. In fact, ii 

is a good tiling to have all the lime. 

The Christmas News Letter did no! suggesl thai anything 

had has happened to San Francisco. 

The 198th man who boasted of having captured Jefi 

1 lavis has just died, and there ar 

So far only thirty-two women have identified thai Buf- 
falo man as their true and loving husband. 

The key l» He 1 railroad trust has lino found bj the Com- 
merce Commission. Ten to one thai ii won'l lit. 

You don't hear much aboul Tafl foi the Presidency these 

days. Bui only he himself ever took it seriously. 

When that bridge is in shape, Oakland will be on the time 

card as "the tirsi stopping place across the bay." - 

The politieal storm center for a while will be Sacramento, 

and there will lie an eruption of statesmanship every day. 

Perhaps Ruef may not have the courage of his I 

lions, but most likely Judge Dunne can Bupply the deficiency. 

The new \e:n opens upon the old unsolved problem of how 

much turnip can be mixed with horse-raddiah v 

When ii comes In swearing oil. mail atituted that 

hi- can easily make himself believe that he has no very bad habits. 

Imperialist Rool has again assured Japan that if she 

will keep her shirt on. he will fix that school matter as she wants 

The educators of California have enough "view- points" 

to keep the pupils of the State guessing all the .lays of their 
school life. 

It looks as if Ruef is planning to turn State's evidence 

even with Schmits. All right — if Schauta will return the 
favor to Ruef. 

Development of the nation's water-ways has almost 

New York State : - spending 
000,000 in improving her i m, and ten tun 

red for the several rivers M the country. \"' H would 
be money well invested. 

Anna has agreed to pay Boni's over-due jewelry bills, 

but she will die in the last ditch before buying him another meal 

Business of all kinds was on the jump before the New 

Year came, and now it is speeding at a rapid pace from ocean 
to ocean. 

The latest in labor unionism is the Actors' Union. It is 

to be hoped that when they call a strike a whole lot of them will 
stay struck. 

The semester examinations at Stanford show very clearly 

l hat a student cannot be an athlete and know much about what 
the books say. 

The Rockefeller family came to America two hundred 

years ago and settled in New Jersey. That explains and ac- 
counts for much. 

Oakland figures out her population to be 240,000. The 

wonder is that it was not made 300,000. But Oakland is always 
modest, you know. 

The general and the particular reason for expecting a 

panic is. that ton many people owe thirty dollars for board on a 
twenty dollar salary. 

There is one thing aboul English labor troubles. They 

stop before the point is reached where, in this country, the fire 

brand and murder starts in. 

Muck-rakers who do their raking in the business high- 
ways of San Francisco would please a lot of people if they would 
rake themselves into the bay. 

Congressman Gaines of Tennessee wants the rule, no 

work no pay. adopted. A good idea, but better still, pay a lot of 
them to >tay away altogether. 

According to I' of the University of 

St. Petersburg, Japan is making i jam her fist into 

lar plexus. 

The indictments against the Standard Oil Company 

now number over one thousand, but they do not disturb .T. D."s 
monthly income of $5,000,000. 

Los cratii Mayor and the Lord is 

going to do great things for those hitherto misguided people. 
But he is :ilwa\ - prodigals. 

The Shah of Persia is having lots of fun reading his own 

death notices, but some of the editors in his bailiwick will live 
longer if they seek another country. 

The wisdom of Taft is overpowering. He savs the roar 

of Niagara will continue right along. But will Taft ever quit 
That is more to the point. 

Residents of Imperial Valley are fully justified in calling 

for help in damming the Colorado River. Piety prevents the 
■■ s|H'lling of the central word. 

Senator Bailey, of Texas, has demonstrated two things.. 

! orator and a great friend of the Standard Oil Com- 
pany, but neither su_ smanship. 

Japan ided to make her permanent milita 

tablishmenl men of all arms. That i 

look like present or pros- 

1 of human nature, returning from Japan, 

say the thirst for war has grown with 

mouth convention, and that now it is at the frenzy - 

Rockefeller's income has reach ninute. day aDd 

night, and what is more, he ho' - It M 

nd money except for the necessities of life, he says. 


January 12, 1907 


Sometimes, -when politicians quarrel and vested interests are 
pitted against one another, the public receives valuable benefits 
through the disagreement. The fact that Governor Pardee's 
nose was knocked out of joint at Santa Cruz has resulted in his 
appointment of a clean man to the judiciary, in the succession 
of Judge Kerrigan by Judge Hosmer. This is an appointment 
that the public and the entire Bar Association of the city of 
San Francisco will applaud. It is said that Kerrigan and Gra- 
ham have joined hands in an effort to annul the appointment 
by a legal quibble as to the day of appointment, and it is further 
said that certain opposition will be made to the other equally 
good appointments of Judges Crow and Denny, in the State at 
large, to the Appellate Bench. 

the News Letter lias never had any occasion to very severely 
criticise tl e Governor, in any of his acts, in an adverse sense, 
except as to his terrible habit of procrastination in appointments 
and. right here, procrastination has proved itself the mother 
of opportunity, and gave the retiring oilicial the chance to do 
something for the State that lie never foresaw he would lie able 
to do when he indulged himself in his enemy-making habit. 

So that while it is not Pardee's fault that be lias done a goo I 
thing, yet it is to some extent to his credit that the judiciary 
has been unproved. This shows what he might have done as a 
Governor, had he developed a spinal rigidity before the eleventh 
hour. Pardee made enemies by deferring appointments, and he 
has made terrible and vengeful ones by making the appointments 
without heeding the dictation of powerful interests. The public 
should remember this gratefully, and stand by the man with a 
backbone, should he want anything in the future at their hands. 
The big interests have nothing whatever to fear from the nun 
appointed if they are honest interest?, and if they are dishonest 
interests, they should have much to fear. We hope that the 
men who are finding fault with the actions of Pardee are honest, 
and that it is a mere matter of opinion with them, for they will 
soon forget and forgive and join the rest of us in applauding 
the Governor for developing a backbone. May it stiffen more. 


The Satsuma, the recently launched Japanese battleship, ex- 
ceeds in size and power (lie British ship Dreadnaught, and is 
now the greatest battleship in the world. At her launching she 
had a displacement of 19,200 tons, or at least L200 tons more 
than the Dreadnaught. Her horsepower is said to be 18,000, 
and her estimated speed to exceed twenty knots an hour. Her 
armament is to be exceedingly powerful. She is to carry four 
twelve-inch guns in two turrets, forward and aft on the center 
line of the vessel; twelve 45-calibre ten-inch guns, mounted in 
pairs in turrets on the broadside. She can thus concentrate the 
fire of two 12-inch and four 10-inch guns ahead and astern, and 
of four 12-inch and six 10-inch guns on each broadside. 

From their experience in the recent war. the Japanese have 
come to the conclusion that smaller guns than I.' inch rapid- 
fire are not able to stop large torpedo boats ami destroyers; so 
that tin' Satsuma will lie armed with twelve of these weapons. 

Not only is the Satsuma an extraordinarily powerful vessel, 
but she was constructed rapidly and wholly by Japanese. More- 
over, a sister ship will be ready for launching before long. Be- 
sides, the Japanese have, either on the water or on the stocks, 
four l(i,000 ton armored cruisers, with a speed of 22 knots and 
armed with four 12-inch and eight 8-inch guns in their main 
battery. This armament gives the same offensive power as the 
battleships of the Georgia class in the fleet of the United States. 

It will cost the State some $120,000 for "patronage" during 
the present session of the Legislature. Each Senator' will have 
$35 a day to distribute among his "boosters," and each Assem- 
blyman $13. This means that there will be five clerks or attaches 
lor each Senator and three lor each Assemblyman. This is 
the most bare-laced, inexcusable robbery ever ' perpetrated on 
a community. To be sure, the present session is no different 
from others in this regard, but that does not lessen the crime, 
'lucre Hill be four times as many clerks as are needed durhl" 
the session. The people of the State, in addition in paj ing the 

Legislators their salaries, hand them s , $75,000 with which 

to pay off their political obligations. Rather, the Legislators 
reach their -reedy hands into the State Treasury ami take this 
amount. They will never leam that the public 'is tired' 


If there is one thing which is more aggravating than another 
In a sensible American it is the insensate bowl which the press is 
eternally raising over the impositions of the corporations. One 
might imagine from (heir tone thai the country was at the 
mercy of a set of irresponsible wealthy concerns which exercised 
a complete control over our actions and against wdiieh we are 
practically powerless. Nothing could be farther from the 
truth. If there are aggressions upon the public welfare, and he 
would be ;i bold man who would deny that such aggressions do 
occur, it is much more the fault of a careless and stupid public 
than that of the concerns against whom complaint is mads. 
There is full scope within the law for the handling even of the 
greal problems of the carrying and transportation companies. 
'I bat tbe matter is not so handled reflects more shame upon the 
corruption and venality of public servants than upon the greal 
corporate machines whose managers serve their clients so much 
better than the pretended agents of the public serve theirs. 

Take, for example, flic uproar which has been raised in San 
Francisco over what arc called the aggressions of the United 

Railroads, One would suppose that the people, always suppos- 
ing thai the accusations are true, arc compelled to lie supine 
in face of the evils of which they complain. But it is not the 
case. Tbe United States Supreme Court has laid down the 
rule, which is applicable in all such ^ases in very clear ami 
unmistakable language, and if tbe officers of the State or com- 
munity do not know enough to enforce tbe rule, or are too cor- 
rupt to do so. their blood is on their own heads, and their whim- 
pering becomes mere tiresome childishness. 

In tbe ease of Smyth vs. Ames. 169 U. S. 466, the Court said: 
"The basis of all calculations as to the reasonableness of rates 
to be charged by a corporation maintaining a highway under 
Legislative sanction must be fhe fair value of the property be- 
ing used by it for the convenience of the public' 7 — what the com- 
pany is entitled to ask is a fair return upon the value of that 
which it employs for tbe public convenience. On the other hand, 
what the public is entitled to demand is. that no more be ex- 
act oil from it for the use of the public highway than the ser- 
vices rendered by it are reasonably worth." 

Here is sufficient ground for a reasonable solution of the eter- 
nal difficulty without revolutionary twaddle or foolish whimper- 
ing. To use it implies ability ami honesty, and are just the 
finalities in which the public representatives are notoriously de- 
licient. , 

The Allied Commercial Association, in its zeal to clean up the 

wharves, has suggested that all Governmental buildings be re- 
moved Prom the water front. The Harbor Commissioners, while 
disclaiming all responsibility, "passing the buck" back to the 
Commercial Association, has ordered the Government to vacate. 
Collector of tbe port Frederick Stratton has entered a strong 
protest. Tbe suggestion was ill-advised — was nonsensical, in 
fact. The Government has a "barge office," headquarters for 
inspectors, which is situated near Fisherman's wharf, and does 
not in any way interfere with traffic. In addition to this, it has 
several sets of scales, on which all dutiable goods that come to 
this porl arc weighed free. Before these scales were put in, im- 
porters had to pay several thousand dollars a month to have 
their goods weighed on private scales — as they will have to do 
again if (be Harbor Commissioners' orders are carried out. 
Besides putting up the scales at its own expense, the Government 
pays nearly $300 a month rent for the space they occupy. The 
Allied Commercial Association seems to be a conscientious 
body, but overloaded with misdirected zeal. 


The one [ilea of the modern trades union that it is able to 
maintain a discipline and organization among its men which 
leads to collective bargaining instead of the anarchy of indi- 
vidual higgling, is not borne out by the facts. The Southern 
Pacific road is in danger of .-i tie-up simply because the members 
of two unions cannot agree as to jurisdiction, and (he Labor 
Council of Sun Francisco is in collision with one of its own 
unions, the electrical workers. The trades union leaders do not 
even have the excuse that they are good Organizers. They seem 
to lie good for nothing but graft. Competent, level-headed, hon- 
est organizers would be worth much to the community. 

.I.wi u;\ L2, 1907 



The municipal tiwun-ship of street mil i-ojiiis, 'j i- Mini i ■ i . ■< 1 1- 1 1 ■ 

lighting systems, and other public utilities is often urged upon 
us by socialistically inclined persons as the panacea for almost 
all the ills that modern cities suffer. But, plausible as are the 
arguments broughl forward in support of the plan, and highly 
successful as u has proved in some European cities, it has also 
failed notably in other instances. The London County Council, 
which includes men of much greater ability, honesty and public 
Bnirit than we could hope to find among the Supervisors of San 
Francisco, for example, has by no means managed all its multi- 
farious undertakings well. The council is accused of misman- 
agement and extravagance, charges thai seem to be borne out by 
the fact that, though London securities ten years ago sold it 
their par value, they are now at 87, and it is said that the city 
could not at the present time, raise any large sum of money at 
a higher price than 85 for bonds paying 3 per cent per annum. 

Public sentiment is growing strong against the Council, 
which proposes, at the reassembling of the Houses of Parlia- 
ment, to introduce a bill sanctioning a great scheme for supply- 
ing an area of dot square miles, in the midst of which is London, 
with electric light and power. The acquisition of plants already 
in existence, the erection of a generating station, and the con- 
struction of the distributing system are estimated to cost 27 
million dollars. The expenditure of this great sum will increase 
the burdens already borne by the tax-payers, but, as a set-off 
against this, the supporters of the scheme urge that, within a 
few years, electric power and light will be obtainable at a much 
lower rate than at present. 

Except in the case of the steamers that carry passengers up 
and down the river Thames, the experiments of the London 
County Council have not turned out well. Though much praise 
has been lavished on the management of the many enterprises 
in which the London County Council has engaged, careful ex- 
amination has shown that most of them bine not produced as 

satisfactory results as private ownership. If municipal owner- 
ship has not proved successful in London, when- the conditions 

seem to be favorable, little hope can be entertained thai it would 

be even tolerable under such conditions as prevail in San 
Francisco and many other American municipalities. To "Abe" 
liuef. Mayor Schmitz and Buch Supervisors as we are cursed 
with at present, municipal ownership of utilities would offer 
colossal opportunities for consolidation of the political m 

and would give the gratters a grip thai Would be almost im- 
possible to loosen. 


The British steel tube manufacturers have finally effected ■< 
combination, after years of effort, the importance of which is 

evident l.\ the fact that the annual gross output oi the fir 

reined am.. unts to 300,000 i valued at over $29,000, ). 

There are some 60 linns iii the tni" " I nited King- 

dom, and with the exception of one Glasgow house, they 
according to the London Economist, entered into a compa 
cease from cutting prices oi a prepari ! Discount 

all kinds of tubes, e* epl sduced by 

-.'.:> per cent, and prices oi all sections for export have 

been advanced bj 5 per cent on the uet, these prices to hold firm 
until officially altered, which may be before m the up- 

ward grade. Boiler tubes have been left ofl the schedul bei 
the independent Gl u makes a specialty of Ehes . Ger- 

many is not now a competitor in steel tube-, and it 
pateil in expert authorities that with ibis agreement an interna- 

world's tube trade 
will sooner or later be evolved. Measures toward that object 
are to be at once undertaken. It is calculated I 
total British product "0 per cent goes abroad. 

The British Iron Trade Association has ascertained that the 

d output of open-hearth steel in the United Kingdom in the 
first half of 1906 was 2,183,856 tons, whicl i favorably 

with an output of 1,980.095 tons o hi 

1,670,129 tons in the first half of 1904. The increase in 1906 
every manufacturing district. 


With the intention of having the finest freight yard ap- 
proached from two directions in the United States, the Southern 
Pacific Railway Company has just bought a large area to the 
south of its passenger depot at Third and Townsend streets. The 
area includes four blocks on each side of Channel street, a water- 
way connecting with San Francisco Bay. On both banks of 
this waterway, from Third to Seventh street, wharves will be 
built and the channel will be dredged to a depth permitting the 
largest ocean-going strainers to lie alongside the wharves. 

When these great improvements, estimated to cost about ten 
million dollars, are "complete, all ' the through freight will be 
transferred to the steamers direct from the railroad cars. 
Freight brought from the East will come by way of the cut- 
off at Dumbarton Point, and will reach San Francisco by the 
Kay Shore cut-off. Tracks will come from south and north into 
the freight depot, making it the greatest "double-headed" yard 
in this country. The freight-cars of any railroad, by virtue of 
the switching arrangement concluded between the Southern 
Pacific and Santa Fe companies will be able to reach the steamers 
lying alongside the Channel street wharves. When the wharves 
are ready, the Southern Pacific will give up the ferrying of 
freight cars across the bay from Oakland estuary. 

The company has been working at this big scheme for nearly 
two years, buying, by means of agents, land that it required. 
For a long time, none of the property-holders had any idea that 
the railroad company was buying their land; but when some of 
them got a hint of it, they raised their prices to an unreasonable 
extent, compelling the company to institute condemnation suits 
for four or five small pieces of property. Track laying for the 
yards has already begun, and dredging of the channel only awaits 
llie settlement by the courts of the value of the few bits of land 
still wanted. 

The Santa Fe Company is busy with the construction of its 
freight yards and steamer wharves in China Basin to the south- 
i'M-i of the point where Channel street enters the bay. To the 
northwest of the depot ai Third and Townsend streets will be 
the terminal of the Western Pacific Railroad. 

- > much oi - 
nd to keep : ed, that tl 


There are a few gentlemen, in that blessed region denominated 
! i East by the poor, benighted Californian, who object to the 
presence of warships at the Jamestown exhibition. Thej de- 
. Imiiu against the military being made part and parcel of the ex- 
hibit, and they denounce in eloquent paragraphs and redundant 
sentences against the evils of anus and armies. They forget 
that the best guarantee of peace is to be always ready to enforce 
ill- idea of being at peace with a great big club, These gentle- 
long i" the oamby-pambj element that never shoulder a 

gun, thai believes not in col ■-, the in the purchase 

titutes me of war, and that spends its spare time in 

t peace to decry the military energy that has made this 
a nation. For it is by war that we have achieved, and it is 
!i war that we have final]} it ourselves 

as the ietween warring nations. The West belie 1 

armament, in a strong navy, and in a perfect militia system, it: 
both the naval and the military arm. as a recruiting ground for 
material in time of war. 

sentiments expressed by these gentlemen are very pretty 
ones, B II in print, but at the present time and before 

the advent of the millennium, tl place. The 

Pacific Coast is without pr i Hawaiian I 

oft ed marauder who may appear on 

ne. and the militia id is in poor shape to face 

any crisis that may impend. Make the Jamestown Exposition 
a on.' in a mil 1 1 OUntry will swell 

and a new ambition be given the youth of the land 
and lead it to (ill the thin tanks of the militia to the full. The 
country needs an awakening of military ardor. Then 
.nt a mighty small an of power to opr 

of labor unionism should it become ram- 
pant: to socialism, to anarchy, and the disturbing : 
ment in our mi. - trouble, the beautiful seir 

and rounded phrases and flowered rhodomontade of the comma- 
nding the press will avail very 

off for it. 

But perhaps the city is all the t> 

Gillert 1 bernatorial tree with '"I r< 

point r..but things are moving that wav. 


January 12, 1907 


The News Letter has called attention before to the ridiculous 
policy of the Third Assistant Postmaster-General, who has de- 
clared that a blank coupon in connection with an advertisement, 
to be torn off, filled out and returned to the advertiser, makes 
the advertisement letter paper, and therefore the whole publica- 
tion in which it appears ceases to be second-class matter, and be- 
comes merchandise, and therefore subjected to a much higher 
postal rate than that allowed by law to newspapers and maga- 
zines. Singular as it may seem, this subordinate official of the 
Government seems to be vested with supreme authority over the 
mails of the United States, and can at one stroke strike a killing 
blow at one of the must important interests, that of the press, 
in the country. The only authority that can reach this petty 
dictator is the President, and he apparently is too busy pleasing 
the Japanese and correcting our spelling to give any attention 
to such a trivial matter as the welfare of the publishers of the 
United States. 

The reason that Dictator Madden has issued this absurd rul- 
ing is in pursuance of his scheme to saddle on the publications 
of the country the yearly deficit in the postal department, which 
is really due to the system under which contracts are awarded 
to the railroads for carrying mail, and which is probably the 
most scandalous feature of the Federal Government. Every 
four years weighers are placed upon all the railroads by the 
Post-office authorities, and the mail is weighed for 105 days. 
Then the Sundays are deducted, leaving ninety days, and the 
total amount of mail carried for the one hundred and five days 
is divided by ninety, and on that amount as the average the 
Government bases its contracts for the ensuing four years. That 
the mails are stuffed during the season of weighing, with great 
quantities of public documents and other matter, far in excess 
of the ordinary, is notorious, and that the Government pays 
more than the cost of the mail cars, every four years, is equally 
undisputed. On this system, the railroads receive $45,000,000 
a year for carrying the mails, when half that sum would be a 
big compensation. Anxious to make the continuation of this 
policy possible, the Third Assistant Postmaster General con- 
tinually invents schemes, like the coupon order above referred 
to, to injure the papers and make it appear that they cause the 
deficit in postal revenues by the low rate on second-class matter. 

That this theory that the low rates of postage for the publi- 
cations of the country is not responsible for the deficit that no 
worries Mr. Madden has been strikingly shown by the returns 
that result to the post-office from these very advertisements, 
which he is trying to suppress. One advertisement, for instance, 
which appeared in nine of the leading publications of the coun- 
try, brought 812,000 answers, which alone amounted to $16,210 
for postage, and as there were packages of merchandise sent in 
return to the writers, it is calculated that this one advertise- 
ment resulted in an increase of $24,000 to the postal revenues. 

The papers of the country and the public should demand of 
Congress to take from the Postmaster General or his subordi- 
nates the arbitrary power that they are at present exercising, 
and some reasonable and just method of paying for the trans- 
portation of the mail should be devised that would at once com- 
pensate fully and equitably the roads for what they do, while 
not cinching the Government, and persecuting its best and most 
advantageous patrons. 


The new Governor has a chance that does not come often to 
those in an executive position to make appointments that will 
at once make him extremely popular among the business inter- 
ests of the State. In appointing the new Harbor Board he should 
ignore polities and put only men who will devote their time and 
attention to creating a great harbor here, one that will be worthy 
of the greatest city on the Pacific Ocean. Rudolph Spreckels, 
James Phelan and Reuben Lloyd are some of the names which 
would inspire public confidence that the water front was not 
to be a sinecure for played out politicians and ward heelers. 
Tin' naming of a Democrat like Phelan would emphasize the 
fact that the Commission is no longer big enough to rise to the 
occasion. We shall see '. 


The excitement that prevailed on Saturday and Sunday over 
the possible fate of the City of Panama, recalls a similar panic 
some ten years ago over the City of Peking. The Bulletin pur- 
sued the same alarmist tactics then as it did on this occasion, 
asserting that the boat was not seaworthy. Also, it attacked the 
I Hi led Slates Steamship Inspectors (still a favorite target for 
its wrath), declaring that they bail neglected their duty. The 
inspectors were forced to keep silent until finally the City of 
Peking came limping in under sail, with a broken shaft — which 
disaster could not be laid to the inspectors. These officials went 
to the Bulletin and demanded a retraction. They got it. But 
it consisted <>( very few lines, tucked away in a corner of the 
paper, and in type so small that a microscope was needed to read 
it. But it was an acknowledgment that the Bulletin did not 
know what n w is talking about. A further demonstration of 
this lies in the fact that the City of Pekin is still plowing the 

It is the fashion to roast public officials indiscriminately. But 
mi censure is due our Meamdii|> inspectors. Their vigilance is 
constant, and many a disaster lias been averted by their watch- 
ful care. 

President Compers has flown to Panama to escape being sub- 
poenaed in the Shea extortion case in Chicago. It appears that 
Gompers knew that the strike of the teamsters was a mere sham, 
that it was a blackmailing scheme, and that its purpose was not 
op help the garment makers, but to force money from their em- 
ployers; yet this famous labor leader, whose reports are so full 
"I platitudes, who is angry because the Congress will not abolish 
the right of injunction against labor leaders, who tries to defeat 
honest members of Congress who will not bow to his will, this 
same Gompers was a party, at least in guilty knowledge, to the 
crime of Shea. He could easily have stopped the blackmailing 
had be chosen, but he remained silent, denouncing Congressmen 
and judges, but not saying a word about the men who were mur- 
dering and ruining thousands in the name of labor in Chicago. 
And now he runs away, afraid to appear in court to stand cross- 
examination before a jury of his peers. Nothing that Gompers 
has ever dime shows more clearly the contemptible character of 
the man. He is a worthy leader for our Caseys and McCar- 

The time has come for the members of the Legislature from 
San Francisco, Alameda, San Mat™ and Contra Costa to make 
a determined effort to remove the State Fair to some point 
where it will nay. A bill should be introduced without delay, 
and the removal pushed. I'm the Fair where it will pay, and it 
will benefit the State, or abolish it. Not a dollar should be given 
for the continuation of the ridiculous show that has disgraced 
the State under the name of a State Fair for many years now. 

By this time. Secretary Hitchcock should know how fool- 
hardy it was of him to measure lances with ex-Mayor Phelan. 


Take L.AXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets. Druggists refund money 
if It falls to cure. E. W. GROVE'S signature is on each box. 26c. 

Topeka. Kansas, reports the most extraordinary happen- 
ing ever heard of. A bank cashier has run away: the bank's 
funds are intact, and there is no woman in the case. Still, the 
man got out of Kansas, which is something worth while. 




No Branch Stores. No Agent*. 

Spring models and fabrics of suits aud over- 
coats are here on exhibition. Clever archi- 
tecture of modern clothes making. Ideas of 
"style advisors" from the noted makers. 
That's why our clothes have the "just right 

The doubting Thomases who claim ihey cannot be 
properly filled in readv-lo-wear clothe* should not fail 
to s^e "us," With the expert talent of graduate tail- 
ors who are in attendance here we fit you and do it 


Fillmore Street, near Sutter, San Francisco. 

.Tam-ahy 12, 1907 


HenrQxCnerl Who (bedevil art UkhiV 
Ooe £ W will flay the dcvil.sir. withyvu 

There is no reason why we folks 

Should worry over-much, 

We ought to take things as (hey are 

Because the things are such; 
And when the grocer give us weight 

Which very plainly fails, 
We should not swear or stamp our feet 

But just inspect the scales. 

When in our friends we something find 

Which does not over-please, . 

We should not pet or sulk or scold, 

Or try to scorn or freeze; 
But simply whisper soft and low 

In a careless sort of way : 
"He did the thing because he's so, 

That's all I have to say." 

And when our money gets away 

And leaves us in the lurch, 
It is no time for blasphemy 

Or falling oil the perch; 
We just should give ourselves a jerk 

And give our pride a hitch, 
And murmur with a lively perk: 

"It's vulgar to be rich." 

The love of a parent for a child is a wonderful thing, as 

is demonstrated by the eliorts of Mrs. Littlejohn, formerly of 
San Francisco, but now of Uilroy, to find her children, 'they 
disappeared at the time of the little upset that we had here last 
April. You may remember the occurrence. After the racket 
Was over, Mrs. Littlejohn went to Uilroy, her children, one aged 
eight and the other eleven, having disappeared. It is not on 
record that Mrs. Littlejohn asked the police to help her find 
her children up to a week ago. But now she makes most pathetic 
appeal. It seems that her husband has died and left some 
money to her and her children. But she can get no part of the 
money until the children are located. Consequently, she is be- 
stirring herself most vigorously, and has asked the police to 
help her. One can imagine the mother heart yearning lor the 
little ones from whom she has been separated since the eighteenth 
of April. Sonic might misjudge Mrs. Littlejohn, and imagine 
that her present anxiety is simply ou account of the money she 
cannot get until the children are found. Fie, tie! Let us take 
an Ella. Wheeler Wilcox view of the matter. Why, Mis. Little- 
john didn't look for the children before because she «;.sn't able 
to support them until this Legacy came. Or maybe her anxiety 
is on account, of the money that is coming to the children. Of 
course ! 

-Christmas brought deep and serious trouble to Harry 

Four people were killed in Philadelphia and New York 

on Saturday, and many seriously wounded by bombs thrown by 
irresponsible cranks. Score another for the Hearst papers. The 
sane people who read these inflammatory publications are merely 

made dissatisfied. But upon weak-minded people they have a 
terrible effect, inciting them to deeds of anarchy. 'I hey read 
highly-colored and sympathetic accounts of Russian outrages, 
until they desire to emulate the bloody deeds of revolutionist.!. 
They read indiscriminate attacks on capitalists and corporations 
until they take the Brisbane view, that every rich man except 
Hearst is a conscienceless plunderer. All this works on their 
weak minds until, filled with a lust for blood and noise, they 
go forth after their prey. Each deed of this kind inspires 
others, and the Hearst papers maintain an endless chain of en- 
couragement to crime. 

The people who are objecting to the employment of Chi- 
nese as laborers on the Panama Canal are mostly of the dema- 
gogue type, playing to the gallery, ladling out buncombe with 
a lavish hand. Ihey prate about protecting labor, about the 
Chinese robbing the American working men, about the yellow 
peril. All of which is a mess of the rankest nonsense. No white 
man with any sense wants to work on the Panama Canal. We 
will be lucky to get Chinese or any one else to do the labor for 
us. But the politicians must have votes, and the union leaders 
must have some grievance over which to make a fuss in order 
that their followers will think that they are earning their money. 

Thugs meet the wrong people once in a while. As an in- 
stance, take the case of John Brossman, a laborer, who, tired 
of toil, started out to be a Dick Turpin. The first man he met 
was a drug clerk. He said : "Hands up !" but the clerk grap- 
pled with him and took away his gun. John should have exer- 
cised more judgment. He should have known that druggists are 
the greatest hold-up people in the world, and that he didn't 
have half a chance. 

The amount of war material which it is said is being 

manufactured by Eastern firms for the Japanese is too large. 
We could not turn out that amount of war material even for 
our own use at a pinch. The wish of the Eastern pro-Japanese 
is lather to the thought. 

(I' Neil, teamster. On the joyous holiday he went to visit his 
sister, his heart full of I hnstmas feeling, his stomach full of 

Christmas — well, cheer his pockets filled with Christmas 

ents. It was probably the cheer thai his sister Found objection 
to. At any rate, she met Harry will anything but a holiday 
greeting, and he rough-houeed the premises. In courl the 
day. Harry told the judge that he could have stood the lan- 
guage, but that there was a picture of Father Yorke on the 
and he could not bear to have a portrait of the reverend 
gentleman hear language that would be offensive to the origi- 
nal. So he tore the picture down, incidentally doing consider- 
able damage to i Ling, the plaster, the chandelier and 
the Furniture. Just for that he »as arrested. Harry's heart 
was in the right place, but his defect was _ neral know- 
ledge. Had he read anything beside- the 1 would have 
known more about Votke. He would have known, for instance, 
that he is a demagogue, a meddler in politics, a menace to the 
Community. Not knowing these things. Harry let his zeal get 
tter of his judgment, with the result that he has to pay 
for the damage done. Honestly. Harry should read something 
des the Leader. 


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Better values for Prices asked than any 
other Dealers located on Pacific Coast. 

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.Man walks the earth. 
The quintessence of dust; 
Books, from the ashes of his mirth, 
Madness and sorrow, seem 
To draw the elixir of some rarer gust; 
Or, like the Stone of Alchemy, Irons mute 
Life's cheating dross to golden truth of dreams. 

— John Todli.nn let: 
* * * 

The Tiffany Studio, through the intermedial')' of the Morgan 
Shepard Company, have issued a booklet entitled "God's Acre." 
Ihe author is the Reverend James BurreJl. While the booklet 
is, in a measure, an advertisement, it nevertheless partakes of 
the highest quality of literature. Mr. Burrell is a fluent writer, 
who knows his climaxes and his anti-climaxes, and he handles 
a subject that is, under the best of circumstances, distasteful to 
the reader in such a masterly manner as to make it most at- 

Presumably it is to be had for the asking, and if style and 
fluency in writing and dignity of production is of any value, it 
should command an immense demand, and those that love the 
beautiful' typographically, and the quaint in conception, cannot 
fail to write the Tiffany Studios for a copy of this brochure. 
Fifth Avenue and Thirty-seventh streets, New York. 

* * * 

Mtary Mears has produced something that is very -good in 
"The Breath of the Runners." This is one of the novels of the 
day that stands out distinctively as a splendid and enduring 
piece of work, and the story of Enid and. the others, Richard, 
the love-lorn, and the self-effacing husband, are well-rendered 
pieces of character study that are framed in a background full 
of local color. Beulah Marcel's is a tine character, and Howard is 
in his way another delightful creature. 

The book is beautifully bound, and the cover is illustrated 
with the figures of three ambitious runners, and as the book it- 
self deals with ambition and its victims, it is a very appropriate 

Frederick A. Stokes Co., New York. N. Y. 

* * * 

Charles Felton Pidgin has written a book, and he has named 
it "The Hidden Man." and the publishers tell us in the announce- 
ments that we will not be'able to discover this individual until 
we "reach the end of the book." There are 80,000 words in tin- 
book, and as the veriest imbecile cannot fail to discover tbe man 
in the first two or three pages, it is obvious that the writer of 
the volume burdened himself with the writing of, and the public 
with the reading of, several thousands of words thai might bet- 
ter have remained unwritten. The whole book is a monumental 
piece of balder-dash, crass stupidity, and an itch for writing 
that is most reprehensible in the author and in the publisher as 
an accomplice in crime. 

The Mayhew Publishing Co., Boston, Mass. 

* * * 

William Marabell's "The Rise of Man." is a philosophical 
dissertation and denial of the causes of life and the theories 
of existence as expounded by the masters, such as Darwin Hux- 
ley and^Tyndall. The author calls it an "Interlufe in Philoso- 
phy.* There is much stolen wisdom in this relume, and it has 
not lost anything by being purloined. There is in it some of the 
sincerity of the Indian, some of the' craft, of the Christian and 
much that is the individual properly of .Mr. Bell VII of it 
however, has been told before, and in much better style, and with 
much less profanity. In his dialogues, the latter-day philoso- 
pher mistakes coarseness for frankness. "The Rise of Man" is ' 
no distinct gain to the world of literature, but it may be of 
some gain to man. 

James H. Barry Co., San Francisco, CaL, Print. Published 
by the author. 

M. Rideout, a promising writer. They all have to do with the 
sea-going life of Eastern Maine. "Wild Justice" is a profound 
and moving story of character and passion. "Blue Peter" is v 
charming love story. "Captain Christy"' is a charming story of 
American character, and it is full of wisdom and humor. 

Houghton, Mifllin & Co., Boston and New York. 

* * * 

"The Corner House," in the language of a trusting and un- 
fortunate friend to whom tin.' reviewer handed the book, is 
"simply fierce." The book is miserably written and has no excuse 
for being printed. There is not one redeeming feature in the 
trashy contents, and it should be relegated to the lurid dime 
novel table. It has no place among useful books or entertain- 
ing volumes in the houses of normal people. To the junk heap ' 

R. F. Fenno & Co., -Yew York. 

* * * 

I'inley Peter Dunne's work has come to be a classic of its 
kind, and while the reviewer cannot say that he is enamored of 
the kind, it must lie admitted that the latest of his lucubrations 
is the best (hat has been published. "The Dissertations of 
Mr. Dooley" convey much of every-day philosophy to the reader, 
and for those who love the dialect, it must be a source of much 
pleasure. Here is a sample : " 'What d'ye suppose they give me, 
Hinnisy? .Mush! Mush, be Ilivinsl' 'What kind av mush : s 
this?" says I, taking a mouthful. 'It's a kind of scientific oat- 
meal,' says he. 'Science/ says I, 'has extracted the meal.' 
'Pass the ink,' says 1. 'What d'ye want the ink for?' says lie. 
'Who iver heard av eating blotting paper without ink?" says I. 
'Ate it,' says he. 'Give me me hat," I says. 'Where ar-rc ye go- 
ing?' he says. T forgot me nose bag,' I says. T can't ate this 
oil a plate/ " and so on, ad lib. ad nauseam. This is literature, 
in a sense, hut to the reviewer, it seems mighty poor stuff, and 
like the mush, it has had the meal taken out of it by a scientific 

Harper Bros. Yew York and London. 

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* * * 

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The now year seems to have raised the curtain of time that 
the nations might see the plays that shall he presented in the 
theatre of coming events events that will be tragic and desper- 
ate. Not in a generation has there been so many factors of 
varied energies to disturb the nations as are ai this moment 
rushing up and down the world. For Great Britain there comes 
dangers of vast import Erom India. Although British statesmen 
are more than the peers of any other nation, they have failed to 
see the trend of events in India which now threaten to burst upon 
them with more fury than the Sepoys displayed in the years ago. 
But now they realize that King Edward's Hindu subjects arc 
not the kind of people that his ancestors had to deal with. Then 
London did their thinking for them, but now they are thinking 
and comparing. 'J hey see how some of the dependencies and 
colonics of Europe have forged ahead and gained a degree of 
sell-Government and personal liberty while they are still under 
the absolutism of a Government of another race. In the matter 
of having a voice in shaping their political and national destiny 
they stand just where they did more than two centuries ago. 
And there are more than 200,000,000 of them — more than 
200,000,000 people awakening to a realization of their possi- 
bilities and their powers if united upon the common ground of 
self-interest. Statesmen of other nations now see wherein Great 
Britain erred grievously when she permitted, or rather herself 
established, a free school system in India, without a hand and 
a head behind it that could direct a mental revolution that should 
keep pace with the progress of education in granting liberties 
and in making them joint rulers with their British master 
through a parliament of restricted powers. But instead of thai, 
the same old iron rule has obtained, and now the home Govern- 
ment is facing a restless, dissatisfied and educated people that 
have in mind to rebel against British authority. And the Lon- 
don Government is now fully alive to the danger, but not alive 
to the proper means to avert it. Hasty preparations are being 
made to suppress, or rather nip, all uprisings in the bud after 
the same old drastic fashion, instead of a policy of conciliation 
and mutual good-will, 'the day of putting down insurrections 
bv blowing the leaders from the cannon's mouth was, but is not 
now. Nearly two generations have bad the benefit of a good 
educational system. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of them have 
traveled the wide world over, learning liom the customs and 
ways of other peoples. The day of racial and religious wars 
are over, and over, too, by their own accord, and yet w ilhout even 
the semblance of self-government. 1 he surprising thing is. thai 
England expects to continue her iron rule on the high ground 
that India's civilization will warrant nothing shorl of thai when 
she should know thai India enjoyed a high civilization and bad 
a philosophy, a literature and poetry thai England of to-day can- 
not surpass, w ben the people of Britain were little more than 
half civilized, and thai India is the home oi the religion of i 
than one-half of the world's population. To-day India is nol far 
from what she was ages ago m science, art and philosophy, but 
to-day she has as wise and able ani men as Great 

Britain has or ever bad. It is these conditions that the London 

Government is just now understanding, but it insists upon sup- 
pressing the inevitable revoll b] ilowing the principal offei 
to pieces from the cannon's mouth. European a are 

watching England in India just now with more interest than 

any other present or pro ivenl ; moreover, there is a sus- 

picion thai Ltussian and Thibetan emissaries are traveling 
India, urging the common people he chief men ol tno 

country to inaugurate a revolt thai shall at leas) secure h 
rule and native law-maki 

Japan's appropriation ol - t warships, and a still 

-urn for the army and coast di I iking the nations 

wonder if Japan is really driven (lose to the wall financially, 

and the now revealed fad that practically all of Japan's bonds 

are held in the United States. England and Trail 

is that London. Paris and New York stand ready 
to take still other issues of the bonds, it • 

enough that Japan either has a \a>t deal moi in her 

treasury than the nal - nances that 

id abroad, else she would not undortak 
expenditures as the new army and na\y cab es the 

taking oi always and establishing scores of in- 

dustrial and war material plants. Japan's statesmanship, dip- 
lomacy and financiering grows more mystifying everj day. 

* * * 

A new danger threatens the Russian throne. The agrarians, 
who outnumber the remaining body of subjects, are said to have, 
or i ii lend to break faith with the Czar. It will be remembered 
thai be so arranged the rights of suffrage that the new douma 
should be composed largely of small land owners. It transpires 
thai they are growing suspicious that the Emperor is going to 
play them false in the promises he has made concerning better- 
ing the condition of the peasantry, and now they are declaring 
that so soon as they take their seats in the Parliament they will 
institute a most, liberal form of a constitutional monarchy, con- 
fiscate the crown lands, which include millions of acres, reduce 
the war establishment to a peace basis; refuse to recognize the 
Czar's right of veto of bills; require all differences of policy 
between the Emperor and Douma shall be referred to the people, 
and declare that all measures, as well as all appropriations shall 
originate in the lower house. 

the relations between the Emperor of Germany and his sub- 
jects are very much strained, and his threat to declare himself 
dictator and abolish the legislative branch of the Government, 
because it will not grant him the money he wants for the war 
establishment, has widened the breach greatly, and materially 
strengthened the Socialist following in the Parliament by being 
reinforced by the clericals for the fight against the Emperor's 
demand for more money and larger powers. As matters now 
stand, there is danger that the several States and principalities 
which Bismarck forced to join in the German Federation under 
Emperor William I will withdraw from the compact and com- 
bine against the Kaiser's rule. Anyway, the stability of Ger- 
many as an empire looks anything but assuring, and a German 
Federation of separate States looks like a probability in the not 
distant future. Certain it is that that will be the consequence of 
the Kaiser assuming the role of dictator and making his will 
the only law of the land. 

Ambassador Storer's wife tried to play at diplomacy, 

and the lirst thing she knew she was in the old home in Cin- 
cinnati, wondering how it all happened. There is no respect 
Eor persons or ambitions in the court game of deception. 

Montana, like several other Slates, elect United States 

Senators this year, and the work of agreeing on the price, is 
keeping the vote market in wild excitement. 

Over 1,100,000 immigrants are a good many for on 

year, bul the real problem of ii will come later. 

The Little Palace Hotel management has not left out a sin- 
gle g 1 feature of the old management. The Grill is simply 

perfection. Corner Posl and Leavenworth. 


Eight very thin layers of different woods — the first, a 
light prima vera — comprise the center panel of this poet- 
ic design The landscape is created by incutting; the 
many-hued woods are made to depict light and shadow in 
such a way as to appear, though possessing great depth, 
as smooth as a canvas. The rest of the design is in 
American walnut. 

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January 12, 1907 

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The number of two-story, undignified structures on Broad- 
way, Oakland, is a painful surprise to the visitor who expects 
something better from a city of its size. I was inquiring the 
other day of an old inhabitant with reference lo the reasons for 
this persistent silurianism. '1 he latter proceeded to explain : 
"Ihat building," he said, "came into the hands of its owner as 
the result of a gamble; that one was the product of Hie liquor 
business; that came to the present possessor through his wife." 
So down the list he went, and in three blocks, at all events, 
there was not a single building which had been won by the pres- 
ent owner as the result of commercial or industrial enterprise. 
The men who control the destinies of a large part of Oakland. 
and on whose sagacity and enterprise so much depends, are 
not practical men who have made their own fortunes or who 
are actually engaged in industry or trade. 'Hie results are un- 
avoidable. Oakland is deprived of force and energy, for the men 
ivho control her destinies have no reason to exercise either since 
their fortunes are secure. The difference observable when new 
men take the field is obvious from the story of the Realty Syndi- 
cate, which more closely approximates the Arabian Nights than 
the prosaic evolution of a great industrial enterprise. Oakland 
needs new, vigorous lighting blood. 

* * * 

So Mayor Mbtt is to resume business at the old political stand, 
and does not intend to take the presidency of the People's Water 
Company after all. His self-denial will probably be rewarded 
by re-election. But it would be really interesting to know the 
inside of the deal, the real inside, and not the alleged inside as 
shown by the scribes of the Oakland press. Three questions are 
suggested : Why was the Mayor regarded as the possible manager 
of a water company!' Had the Mayor's influence in local poli- 
tics anything to do with the estimation in which he was regarded 
as a prospective manager? Why did the Mayor finally decide 
■/hat the position did not accord with his wishes? On these 
points the Mayor has made some explanations, but they tend 
rather to conceal than reveal. 

* * * 

They are proposing an ordinance in Oakland by which it shall 
be regarded as a misdemeanor to fasten a horse to any tree or 
shrub growing in the street. By such means the Portuguese 
farmers will gradually become aware of the fact that Oakland is 
neither Haywards nor San Leandro. The result upon the local 
mind should be the cultivation of a rich metropolitan intelli- 

* * * 

It seems to be pretty generally agreed that the automobile ac- 
cident which caused the death of Mr. Young early on New Year's 
morning was caused by the miserable condition of the Oakland 
streets, which were si, lull of chuck holes that the automobilist 
could not steer. This is about as severe an indictment of a muni- 
cipal Government as could well be framed. It is an elementary 
duty to keep the streets in such order that they may be safelj 
used, and where a municipal Government fails in this respect, it 
should be called strictly quickly to account. 

* * * 

Though Humboldt County exports annually more than four 
million dollars' worth of lumber, as well as large quantities of 
dairy, farm and garden produce, it is without railroad connec- 
tion with the outside world. It has nearly a million acres of 
limber, and more than half a million acres of arable land, and 
nearly six hundred thousand acres of grazing land: also some 
beach and placer gold mine. Its dairy products are more valu- 
able than those of any county in California. 

The Santa Fe Company has acquired a railroad running from 
Eureka south to Pepperwood, and the Southern Pacific Company 
owns the lines running from Sausalrto lo Cazadero and Erorn 
Iiburon to Wilhtts and Sherwood. Between Willitts which is 
26 miles north of Ukiah, and Pepperwood, there is a gap of 
about one hundred miles. This gap will be closed by a railroad 
that will run almost all the way through a dense, virgin forest 
varying from three to twenty miles in width— the greatest body' 
ot merchantable redwood existing anywhere in the world 

For the purpose of developing the' wealth of this region, the 
two rival railroad companies have joined hands and have in- 

STO™ nnn y °''* hwcsk | ra ?«**> Railroad, with a capital 
of $3o,000,000. This railroad combines four small railroads 
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when we say that there are at present nine sawmills and several 
shingle mills constantly in operation in or near Humboldt Bay, 
in spite of the fact that the only outlet for their products is by 
sea. It has been estimated that the enormous redwood forest 
through which the new line will pass comprises enough timber 
to keep the mills running for a century. 

The line will, no doubt, ultimately be extended into Del 
Norte County to the north. Del Norte is a rich mining, stock- 
raising and lumbering region that is not joined to the rest of 
the world by any railroad. The development of these two rich 
and almost untouched counties will add to the great stream of 
commerce that centers in San Francisco and radiates through 

the Golden Gate to every port in the world. 

* * * 

E. J. Baldwin, whose ventures were at one time so successful • 
that he was generally spoken of as "Lucky" Baldwin, fell for 
a while upon evil days. Now, however, his ranch at Santa 
Anita and his mining speculations have turned out so well that 
he is rich again. Once more he basks in the sun of prosperity; 
and again, as when he was many years younger, he has decided 
mi present tangible evidence of his wealth to the world in the form 
of a big hotel, to be erected on Lake Tahoe. It is designed by 
the architect who built El Tovar, at the Grand Canyon of the 
Colorado in Arizona. The dining room, with windows looking 
over the lake, is to accommodate a thousand people. Its pillars 
will be spr.uce trees, with the rough bark left in its natural 

An electric power plant capable of generating 300,000 horse- 
power has been built, and is ready for the machinery to be in- 
stalled next spring. The plant will supply power for a saw- 
mill at which all the lumber required for the hotel will be pre- 
pared. Abundant timber is near at hand, and Baldwin will be 
"lucky" enough to escape being held up by any lumber trust. 

The popularity of Tahoe grows each year. The season last 
year continued till the first of November, and was the best ever 
known. Tallae House often had five hundred guests in it. Bald- 
wins new hotel will be at Tallae, and will have three hundred 
rooms. Among well-known people who have handsome country 

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residences on Lake, Tahoe are the Kohls, I. W. Hellman. W. A. 
Bissell and l>r. Reid of Belmont. 

A new electric railway is already half way from Reno to the 
Lake, and another electric line is projected from Sacramento. 
The people on the Lake propose to urge the next Legislature 
to make the present State road from Sacramento to Tahoe an 
automobile boulevard, over which motor cars can run smoothly 
from the valley up to the various resorts in the mountains around 
the Lake. 

Agricultural Director C. E. Paine, in speaking to the reporter 
of a Sacramento paper of the success of the last State Fair, 
gave it as his opinion that the elimination of gambling had been 
an excellent thing. Last year's Fair was made of special in- 
terest to farmers and stock-raisers, with the result that several 
permanent exhibits have been established on the exposition 
grounds. Two of these exhibitors, the Burch Hill Stock Farm, 
from the State of Washington, and Crouch & Son, of Ohio, have 
established distributing agencies on the grounds and expect to 
remain permanently. The first-named firm deals in short-horn 
cattle and the other in heavy draft horses. 

It has been thoroughly demonstrated, according to Mr. Paine, 
that a State Fair without gambling can be successfully con- 
ducted. Horsemen all praise the track at Sacramento, and de- 
clare that the absence of touts, book-makers and pool-sellers will 
not prevent them being there with their strings of horses this 


* * * 

Sunday, snow covered Mount Tamalpais to the line of the 
mountain railroad, and hundreds of San Franciscans went over 

to Marin County to enjov the novelty of a snow-ball fight. 

* * * 

A. W. Foster has resigned as president of the California and 
Northwestern and North Shore Railroads, and his place is to be 
taken by J. S. Byrnes, long the representative of the Santa Fe 
in Los Angeles. For more than a year the two roads have been 
under the management of Alger, formerly of the Southern 
Pacific, who has been preparing the way to complete the line of 
the California and Northwestern into Eureka. Under a joint 
engagement, between the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe, the 
extension is to be built by the two roads, and when completed, 
the Northern, which is now owned by the Santa Fe under the 
name of the Eureka, Scotia and Elinor, and the Southern end, 
the California and Northwestern are to be used by both roads 

Jointly, A ferry line will connect Tiburon with Point Richmond 

for the Santa Pe, and later the line will be extended from some 
point on the California and Northwestern (probably Willitts) to 
Sacramento and Stockton, where it will join the main line of 

the Santa Fe. 

* * * 

The management of the North Shore has abolished its ticket 
office at the Ferry Building, and tickets over its lines must be 
bought at the Tiburon Ferr] This is a rer] inconvenienl ar- 

* * * 

The new paper for Berkeley, the Independent, has mat 
appearance. It is a pennj paper, on the Scrip style, and seems 
to be very well edited and gotten up, but three i papers 

in Berkeley would Been: to be rather more than that town can 


* * * 

ll is rumored now that Colonel Forbes, who has purchased the 

Union of Sacramento, is looki paper in S 

* *"* 

"I am glad thai 1 do not have to judge the people of Oakland 
In- the standard Bel by its theatre going public." said a visiting 

n dramatii critic the other evening BS he was leaving one 
of Oakland's playhoua - "If I did. I should have to say that 
your beautiful city are anything but cultured. 
Why my comment? It is easily explained. 

"I have just been to see the performance of 'The Masquerad- 
i is.' Now, I care not bow poorly it may have been pre; 

in the pl.iv that is laugh-provoking. On the other 
hand. ens picture of life. And yet in some of the 

dramatic parts of the piece there were people — not child- 
ren, mind you — but men ami women who were so stupid that 
continually laughed. Does that not show lack of refine- 

e -The Tevmaker." Everything 
jh. but in the middle of the first act, during th.' 

singing of one of the powerful male choruses, the beauty of the 
music was spoiled, simply because a I'm over-dreBsed, ignorant 
people purposely came in late to impress upon the minds of re- 
spectable music lovers that fashion demands the late arrival of 
a selected minority. And it is those ignorant, self-styled society 
people who think that their whispering and ill-bred snickering is 
of more importance than the play, or opera, which the real, cul- 
tured element go to see, or hear, and above all things to enjoy. 
"The way to impress upon these late-comers their insignifi- 
cance is to close your theatre doors at the beginning .of the first 
act and keep then closed until it is over, making all who come 
late wait until the curtain is rung down before they are shown 
to their seats? As for those who disturb others while the play 
is in progress, give them the same treatment as would be ac- 
corded the rowdy in the gallery — eject them — they deserve no 

The wise-looking little man who fills the position of librarian 
at the Oakland Free Library boasts of being something of a 
poet. Perhaps it was poetic license which prompted him to post 
the following strangely worded bulletin in the library building- 
last week : "The library will be closed Thursday and Friday for 
blowing out. By order of the Board of Trustees. Charles S. 
Greene, Librarian." 

"I've been on a 'toot,'" said one of the regular hangers-on 
about the place as he read the notice, "but this is the first time 
I've ever heard of a 'blow-out' in a library ; I hope the librarian 
will not allow anything to be done in the library Thursday and 
Friday that would give the Scotch ideas of Andy Carnegie a 

* * * 

The New Year had been ushered in amid the shouts of the 
multitude; the blowing of whistles and the ringing of bells and 
a large number of the tired revelers had made their way to Oak- 
land's leading cafe to get refreshments before retiring. The or- 
chestra was playing "The Star Spangled Banner." Suddenly a 
well known man of the City of Oaks leaned across one of the 
tables and said to his wife: 

"That tune sounds familiar." 

"Of course it does." said his better-half. "They are playing 
the 'Declaration of Independence.'" 

Ruef has been indicted Eor about everything but arson, 

and be is building fires under Lanedon's chair. 

What hurls Abey most is. he will not have the appoint- 
ment of San Francisco's share of state officers, Cillott has 
gone back on him. 

A Boston girl has discovered thirty-six new stars. Sle 

should have jumped out before the automobile struck the tree. 

The Little Palace Hotel Grill leaves nothing to be desired. 
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The wilful little god of Pleasure must have had a "hunch" 
that an earthquake was due when he inaugurated roller skating 
last season. In the shifting of affairs social since thai April 
day there have beer gaps in the social calendar thai only roller 
pastime seems to fill. In the first place, it is an inexpensive 
pastime — the skating frocks must be smartly tailored, but it 
does not bloom and die in a night like the ball gown. And one 
can enjoy the whirlsome delight withoui incurring social debts 
that lie heavy on the flat bank account 

The Monday Night Skating Club, patr issed by the inde- 
fatigable Mrs. White, brought out a full quota of the member- 
ship in spite of the fad thai a heavy downpour compelled the 
carriages to splash through large, luscious nutdpios. r l he grace- 
ful skater is by no means a novelty now, as almosl every one in 
society has reached that stage of roller proficiency that makes 
a club meeting almosl as interesting for the spectators as „ 
ballet corps. 

Chic velvet gowns predominated at the meeting, and as a 

wag remarked. " st of the skirts looked as though they had 

been picked before they were ripe!" 'the fad for short skirts. 
of course, reaches the apogee ol shortness at the rink. Due sees 
twittering young things of forty in skirts that barely flirt with 
the ankles. The slender young girls look very cunning in this 
abbreviated style, and every one finds it safer and more com- 
fortable than tangling up one's skates in trailing yards of dry 

Apropos of velvet gowns, people are still talking of the marvel 
of loveliness Mrs. Fred Kohl wore at Jennie Crocker's ball. It 
was of a wondrous yelf.w hue. and fashioned of that softest 

of velvets which "looks good enough to eat." Yellow is the 

fashionable shade in New York. A friend writes me that at 

the opera one sees rellow of everj shade, from the golden gleams 
of the sunlight to deepesl orange. Miss Crocker's party ilid not 
start Tor Mexico the end of last week as originally planned. The 
date has been [lost poned to next Tuesday in order to allow 
Thornwal] Mullaley, who will he one of the party, to dispose 
of some urgent business affairs. By the way. Jennie Crocker i- 
one of the most recent and ardent devotees of roller skating. 
'I he temporary hall room which was erected on the Easton place 
al San Mateo lor the dance the other night will be finished in 
substantial enough fashion to be used as a skating rink. 1. 
will be a myriad of French windows which can he opened on a 
summer's night so thai society may skate al fresco. Every one 
is delighted at the prospect of enjoying the sport in a private 
rink under such auspices. 

The Josselyns are suffering from travelitis again, and have 
decide. I that the pleasantesl way to gel it ou1 of the system is 
to take a trip to Paris. So they leave in a short lime for \r» 
York, where they will spend a month and then sol sail for the 
place where "all good Americans go when they die." Ii will he 
distinctly a family party, with Mr. and Mrs. Josselyn, Mar.. 

Marjorie, Gerl 'tide and Myra. 

Mrs. Richardson, who was Miss Gladys Postley, of Santa Bar- 
bara, and a cousin of Stirling Postley, is being heartily wel- 
comed to San Francisco, she is a bride of two months, her 
marriage having been one of the recent brilliant social events 
in Southern California. The Richardsons have leased a spa- 
cious home for the winter, and expect to entertain considerably. 
The Stirling Postleys and the addition to the family, who ar- 
rived 'on foreign soil, are slill enjoying life on the continent 
The cold spell in Paris has driven them to the Riviera. 

To-day will be the scene of a brilliant gathering at the Ir- 
win home, where Ilelone. the beautiful young daughter of the 
house, is presented to society. Mis. Irwin's friends number 
into the hundreds, and she wished them all lo he present al the 
launching of her daughter into society. But later a dance «rll 
be given in the ball room of the Irwin house for those who still 
love the light fantastic. Miss Irwin is called "La Belle lleleiie," 
and will doubtless be one of the most feted buds of the season. ' 

Two very delightful affairs span the near future. On Tues- 
day, the 15th, Mr. E. W. Hopkins will give a dinner parte at 

the family home on California street. As Mrs. Hopkins has 
been an invalid lor many years. Mr. Hopkins will be assisted 
in receiving his guests by his daughter, Mrs. Augustus Taylor. 
And on Friday, the 18th. the fortunate ones will assemble at 
the Palace Hotel, where Mrs. William Kohl will be hostess at 
a dauee given in honor of Miss Lydia Hopkins. 

Society is still talking of the beautiful cotillion which was 
danced in the De Young ballroom on Tuesday night. The 
favors were brought from Paris, and were the most beautiful 
ever seen here, 'the first figure was the "cherry," with Mar- 
garet Hyde-Smith in picturesque cherry costume wheeling in a 
cartful of cherry bonnets for the ladies and luscious bouton- 
nieres for the men. Marie Pickering as "Folly." with Tom 
Eastland as "Pierrot," distributed the fans and pencil holders of 
the second figure. Alice 1 lager made a lovely grande dame, 
and gave Watteau bags and tapestry watch holders to the 
dancers. The fourth figure was the most novel, the girls receiv- 
ing live canaries in tiny cages, which they tied to their wrists, 
and tile men ribbon-bedecked wands. Kathleen de Young and 
Palmer Puller, dressed as peasants, were the bearers of these. 

The lasl figure was wondrously beautiful. A huge pink rose 

opened and disclosed Marie Brewer as a butterfly. She gave 
the girls tulips sonic four feet high, ill file center of which were 
.electric lights. The men wore lais of flowers, and with no other 
lights in the ball-room save those that sparkled like dew-drops 
on the flowers, the effect was indeed fairy like. 

Pacific Grove Social Notes. 

Evans, President of Chatauqua, and Professor ami Mrs. 
Josiah Keep, of Mills College, were at Hotel El Carmelo for 
several days. 

Mrs. Edwin Goodall, of Oakland, and Mrs. A. J. Frankland, 
are at the El Carmelo, where they expect to remain a fortnight. 

Some Berkeley visitors at Ibis Pacific Grove hotel are Mrs. 
10. H. Folger, Mr. and Mrs. F. Soule and Charles A. Xcwhall. 

Mr. and Mrs. .T. IT. Faull. of San Jose, and Mrs. M. E. 
Earle, spent recently several days at their Pacific Grove home. 
They dined at Del Monte on New year's night. 

Professor and Mrs. F. Wrinch have returned to Berkeley af- 
ter spending the holidays al Pacific Grove. Professor Wrinch 

is instructor of Psychology in the university of California. 

* * * 

Del Monte SmiaJ Notes. 

Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Slillman spent the first days of the 
new year at Del Monte. J. \V. Stoddard, of Baltimore, and 
• lames Mitchell, of Boston, came oul to California in a private 
car. and are now at I lei Monte for a week or so. 

The Viscount and Viscountess de Cristan, Miss de Guignu, 
Miss Douglas Dick, and the Misses Parrott, have been at Del 
Monte for oxer a week. They have been having very jolly times 
among themselves — swimming, riding and driving. I". Mc- 
Miirtiie. of Shanghai, and A. II. Shields, of Hongkong, are 
now at Del Monte. They expect soon to return to China, having 
been visiting over here a couple of months. 

Presidenl Wheeler, who spent Xew Year's at Del Monte, 
was obliged to leave a day or so Inter, but Friday he came back 
lo rejoin Mrs. Wheeler and their son. and they will remain here 
until Tuesday. The P. H. MeBeans left on Sunday, after hav- 
ing been down for more than a fortnight. Athol MeBean and 
Professor Allerdice. of Stanford, played a greal many games of 
golf and tennis together. Mrs. Breeze and Miss Breeze are in- 
stalled at Del Monte for the winter. .Mrs. II. C. Benson, for- 
merly Miss Breeze, will remain with them for a few weeks 
longer. They drive about a great deal, and enjoy their family 
reunion, after Miss Breeze's long illness. Mrs. H. Schmiedel 
will also remain throughout the winter, and so will Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles A. Laton. Mrs. Low and Miss Flora Low will con- 
tinue to spend most of their time at Del Monte, and Miss Ella 
Morgan will he much with them. 









937-939 VAN NESS 

Jakcary 12. l'Jor 



Now that the rain has stopped, the trees axe budding again. 
and the warm winds are bringing the Bowers to life; the hills 
are green, and cloudless and smiling- skies bring welcome. The 
Uoti'l Rafael is embowered in beauty, and the tired San Fran- 
ciscan finds ii the most delightful of havens. Li is doubtful 
whether there is a hotel so close to any of the larger cities of 
the country that affords all the comforte the Hotel Rafael gives 
its residents. There is a large colony of San Francisco people 
quartered with mine host Barton, and judging by their words 
of praise, they will, many of thenf, remain through the coming 
spring and summer months. The Hotel Rafael, at San Rafael, 
is. these days, a great weekVend and Sunday rendezvous for the 

* * * 

Announcement is made of the recent marriage of two popular 
young society people at Uebu, Philippine Islands. Mr. Wil- 
liam John Grainger Wlnley and Hiss Laura Etta Drum were 
united in wedlock on the twenty-ninth of September last. The 
good wishes of many San Franciscans go to them in their far 
away island home. 


January 4 (Friday) — Miss Roma Paxton gave an informal tea 
at her home on Jackson street. Madame Gros and Miss 
Marguerite (Iros entertained a party at the Planel Concert, 
and afterwards gave a supper in honor of the famous 
French musicians. 

January 5 (Saturday) — The third dance of the Saturday Even- 
ing Club was given at the Paris Tea Gardens. Mr. and 
Mrs. Famk C. Havens gave an elaborate dinner in honor 
of Mr. F. W. Smith. Mrs. M. T. McCabe gave a luncheon 
and matinee party. 

January C (Sunday) — Miss Frances Coon gave a tea at her 
home in Menlo Park, Miss Elise Clark and Miss Roma 
Paxton assisting her in receiving the guests. 

January 7 (Monday) — Mrs. Ynez Shorb White led the second 
meeting of the Skating Club. 

January 8 (Tuesday) — Mr. and Mrs. M. II. de Young gave a 
cotillion, which was led by Erward M. Greenway. "Mrs. 
Robert Nuttall gave a delightful luncheon. 

January 8 (Wednesday) — Admiral and Mrs. Lyon gave a card 

party at Mare Island, and a large number of guests from 

.San Francisco enjoyed the affair. 

January L2 (Saturday) — Mrs. Horace Davis will entertain 

some forty guests al a handsomely appointed bridge party. 
Mrs. William Irwin Hill formally introduced to society her 

daughter. Miss ITcleno Irwin at a large tea. 
January 15 (Tuesday) — An elaborate dinner party will be 

given at the home of Mr. E. W. Hopkins. 
January IS (Friday) — Mrs. William Kohl has issued invitations 

for a hall, to he given at the Palace Mold in honor of Miss 

Lydia Hopkins. 

* * * 

For breakfast, luncheon, dinner and supper Swain's the thing. 
As it was in the oh] days, so ii is now. Swain's was always 

wonderfully popular. The location, 1111-1113 Posi street, is 
available to all sections of the city. A splendid grill service n 
a moderate price. Schlita and Wurteburger beers on draught. 

Swain's telephone is Emergency 158. 

* * * 

It was Alexander Hamilton who said: "The road to 

tyranny will be opened by stilling the press." The postal au- 
thorities at Washington should take this to heart And it is 
further recommended to the same authorities that they commit 
the following to memory. It is as follows: "Put here I cannot 
forbear to recommend " repeal of the tax on the transportation 

Of public prints. There is no resource so firm for the Qovern- 
inenl of the United States as the affections of the people, guided 
bj an enlightened policy : and to this primary good, nothing 

induce more than a faithful representation of public pr .<- 
ceediiu d without restraint throughout the United 

States." This is from President Washington's first annual 

Taf t & Pennoyer 

Thirtieth Annual 

10 Per Cent 

Discount Sale 

Now in Progress 
For Monday, Jan. 14, '07 

Special Bargains in 

Furs, children's wear, cloaks and 
suits, black dress goods, silks and 
separate skirts. 

Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland, Gal. 


The First> Semi- Annual 

Clearance Sale 

In their new store, 1655 Van Ness Ave., 
which will be marked by extraordinary reduc- 
tions in Tailor Made Suits, Gowns and Cos- 
tumes, High Class Waists, Coats for Evening, 
Automobiling and Street wear. All garments 
are strictly new, many not having been more 
than a few weeks in stock. 




1536 Bush Street, at Van Ness c/4ve., San Francisco 

Confucius, for 2.400 yei 1 by the thin 

a great teacher, has by imperial edict been promoted 
to the dignity of a end. There i* hone for von. Mr. Roos 
ire -till voting. 


Former 356-360 SulKt Slrwt 


Phone Franklin 1459 

1611 Franklin St., 

Between Pine sod California 

San Francisco 



January 13, 1907 


Mini/iff Market Finn. 

The south Nevada mining share 
market held up well during the 
week', in i'aee of some unfavorable 
conditions, which a number of timorous dealers on the street 
thought would end all. It just goes to prove that while a mme 
backed by merit can be raided by piratical attacks, actuated by 
malice or by selfish interests, the effect is momentary. Ore 
values are proof against any ordinary combination of villainies, 
and that is the reason that the Indian Camp and Stray Dog are 
quoted at their present prices. Promotion firms may come and 
go, but a mine goes on just so long as the values are forthcom- 
ing. This saved the day for the bulls during the last crisis in 
the market, and ought to serve as a lesson to people who believe 
in the omnipotence'' of a promoter, who in reality fades rapidly 
into insignificance the minute he ceases to become a factor in a 
market. It is plainly evident that the new camps are going to 
be hard to down. Just about the time the enemies of the State 
think they have the miners stampeded by false statements, some 
new property looms up, which backs up the good work of devel- 
opment and the attacks fall flat. When this article appears, the 
trouble with the miners at Goldfield will probably be ended. 
An agreement has already been reached by the operators and the. 

miners, fixing the wages at $5 per shift for skilled lal : and for 

all under-ground work. $4.50 per shift for unskilled labor, and 
providing for change rooms where a representative of the pro- 
prietors of tie mine can keep surveillance of the men coming 
off-shift, and report any irregularities. This will settle the 
trouble which now exists' between the miners and their employ- 
ers. It is difficult, however, to see how even the change room 
is going to stop high-grading, which was the chief cause of the 
delay in settling the strike. The increased pay demanded would 
not have been refused for a moment if some guarantee had been 
given that a stop would have been put to the theft of ore from 
the mines. The new method of the change room will not cover 
the situation very effectually. It can only be considered in the 
light of concession — a verv light concession. 

A close-down of the Mohawk group of mines might not have 
been so disastrous to the interests of the management of the new 
merger as would be supposed. It might have acted as a lever 
to have promoted more activity upon the part of the share- 
holders in the mines affected by the merger, who. it is said, have 
been rather difficult to round up in the matter ol' exchanging 
their stock for that of the new company. This condition of 
affairs is not surprising, considering the way in which the bulk of 
these stocks is scattered abroad. The market now is so wide 
for valuable stock of the kind that if seems almost impossible 
to keep a correct record of its whereabouts. As for getting a 
quorum together for administrative purposes, the managers will 
have their work cut out for them. People who own these stocks 
should know enough of themselves to come in and exchange their 
shares, therebv facilitating the clearing up of the business. 

The sale of the Daisy mine of Goldfield has been announced. 
The price named is $3,000,000. 'Ibis is another star mine of 
the district, and it is said that its vast ore reserves justify the 
high figure at which it has changed hands. There are other 
properties looming up in this camp and at Manhattan which 
will be selling for more money before midsummer. One of 
these, which it is safe to note down as a winner, is the Kewana, 
of Goldfield. This valuable property is in safe hands, and is 
likely to rival Mohawk in point of value. In Manhattan, Wolf 
Tone is a stock which will be good to hold for future results. 
It is to be regarded as one of the coming mines of this district, 
where there are many yonng mines in course of development 
which promise to show up well. The Pine Nut mine of this 
camp is firmly held, and the mine should soon begin to show 
some good results as the work of development proceeds. 

The Comstock Market has not done much during the week. 
Prices are generally weak, even in the south-end mines, which 
were so excited over an alleged contest for control. Judging 
from the actions of these stocks, which it was said Mr. Guggen- 
heim needed so badly in his business, the warriors in the home 
fortifications did not much appreciate taking outside stocks of 
local holders at high figures. The action of the stocks in sag- 

National Banks Clear 
Large Profits. 

ging on the advance shows the old-time check movement so 
familiar to students of Comstock mine manipulation. It is also 
a healthy indication that the control of these properties is still 
safe, and that there is no danger just now of their being car- 
ried off bodily by the bold Easterners, whose standing as brainy 
operators is challenged by the mere insinuation that would be 
found bucking against such a game. There has been no heavy sell- 
ing of other stocks on this list, and the market, outside of the 
south-ends, has shown no effect from the recent developments in 
other sections of the market. ' 

It is interesting to note that while 
the calamity howlers of the city 
have been bewailing the poverty of 
the situation here, that the local 
banks show immense gains in deposits. Two of the leading 
national banks, which have just held their first annual meetings 
since the (ire. show in their reports that notwithstanding the in- 
terruption that. was caused in business and the enormous losses 
sustained, the volume of their business has increased many mil- 
lions, as compared with their business in 19d">. Rudolph Sprock- 
et, president of tin' First National, in his annual report to (he 
stockholders, showed that three dividends were paid in 190!), 
amounting to $210,000; that the bank's resources amount to 
$17,607,495.68, and tint the deposits are $12,955,016.55. The 
increase in deposits and in bonk clearings was large. I. W. Hell- 
man, president of the Wells Fargo Nevada Bank, reported to 
his stockholders that in addition to dividends at the rate of 8 
per cent per annum more than $100,000 was carried over to 
profit and loss. The Wells Fargo Nevada National Bank leads 
in the amount of bank cleariners through the clearing-house. The 
stockholders of the First National Panic voted to incrense the 
capital stock- of the bank from Sq.KOO.000 to $3,000,000 divi- 
ded into 30.000 shares, nnd to double its number of directors. 
This hank will in the futu'-o. establish a trust company, and will 
also erect a handsome building on the corner of Post and Mont- 
gomery streets. 

The announcement has just been made nf 
Protecting Our the withdrawal from entry of all the lands 
Mineral Land. in the Del Norte mining district, which 
had recently been recommended as an ad- 
dition to the national forest reserve by the miners of that dis- 
trict. This reserve will soon lie known as a part of the Klamath 
forest reserve, comprises sovc ] 5. r >.. r >S0 acres lving in Del Norte 
Countv and bounded on '•"° north by the Oregon State line. 
This will bring the reserved lands in California up to nearly 
20.000.000 acres. This course of procedure was first recom- 
mended to the miners by State Mineralogist Anbury, who peti- 
tioned President Poosevelt to withdraw from entry all unoccu- 
pied lands in Northern California, which was done, as their only 
safeguard against the raids made by timber men upon the min- 
eral lands of the State. 

Lewis E. Auhurv has been re-appointed 
Anhvry Will Hold State Mineralogist by Governor Pardee. 
His Position. He has already held office for nearly six- 
years, having been appointed to the posi- 
tion by Governor Gage on April 23. 1901, for four years, and 







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he lias held over nearly two years during Pardee's administration. 
Anbury has done remarkably good work during his incumbency, 
and it is largely due to Ins efforts that promoters of wild-cai 
mining Bchemes have been pretty well driven from the State. 
Two or three of the more notorious of this class of operators 
have been landed in the State penitentiary by Anbury, which has 
made this stale a rather unhealthy locality for wild-catters. II 
is now free to continue the good work, and it can only be hoped 
that the Legislature will recognize that in Anbury they have 
for once the right man in the right place, and provide him with 
an appropriation suitable for the requirements. 

Judge Gilbert of the U. S. Circuit 
A Decision Worthy Court rendered a decision in the eject- 
of Note. ment suit on the Eddy claim in the 

Searchlight mining district, which will 
interest mining men. The Judge decided that one may make 
an original location of a mining claim upon land marked and 
occupied under an attempted prior location, if such prior loca- 
tion is void by reason of failure to comply with the law as to 
location, notice or recording the same, but he cannot make a re- 
location of such a claim. Such land, if mineral, is, notwithstand- 
ing the prior proceeding, unappropriated public land, subject 
to location. Re-location is authorized only for forfeiture or 
abandonment of a prior location. By making a re-location, the 
locator makes admission of the validity of the prior location and 
precludes himself from contesting it. 

The Comstock market is now being 

Bogus Battles for watched with some interest, owing to 

Mining Control. the activity in Belcher, which is said 

by tipsters for the inside wire-pullers, to 
be also wanted by the Guggcnheims, who are said to require 
the ore for fluxing. It is the same old story as that told about 
Yellow Jacket, and equally as true. Investors in Comstock 
shares had better not follow the blind lead of the publishers of 
this rot, which suits the inside management of these companies 
to a nicety. If they do, they will find themselves possessed of 
a nice bunch of high-priced stuck, 'there is no one possessed 
of millions likely to enter the arena -to contest the control of 
any Comstock mine, and especially one of the south-end combi- 
nation, which are a kind of private conserve, which could not 
be wrested from the present management by any power short 
of dynamite. When the little ripple in the market is over, ; t 
will be found that the dearly beloved public of this city will 
have been the active element in the alleged battle for control. It 
is a wonder the Guggcnheims permit their names to be used in 
this connection,, but possibly they do not think the matter wor- 
thy of note, 'the balance of the Comstock market, while firm, i5 
not wildly excited over the battle supposed to be raging so 
fiercely everywhere. Why rioi atari a series of scraps for control 
along the line of the old lode!'' '1 he idea seems to have an enliven- 
ing effect upon lb.' faithful, who seem to have failed in then- 
duty for some time past. 

* * * 

'the Supreme Courl of ibis State has reversed the judgment 
of Hie trial court in the ease of Edward Pollitz, el al.. to recover 

from the Wickersham estate the sum Ol $33,5] I advanced for the 

purchase and sale of sugar stock-. 'I be judgment iwer 

court was in favor of the plaintii s, on the w saue, 

but ordered that thi iate. 'this is 

one el' those eases w 1 1. ' r. ealcr on margin takes shelter 

behind the gambling ai I immoral laws ever 

placed on the statute books. 

« * * 

Sales of the Hulls and Hears Mining Company are still being 
madi Qg to report. 'Ibis company was stricken off the 

list of the San Francisco Stock Exchange in November last, 
after an investigation by the executive committee, which devel- 
oped the fact that it had no property. Recent sal - 

will probable resull in another investigation. 

* * * 

A good demand is springing up for mining properties in 
Northern California. '1 he announcement is just made that a 
number of mines at Brown's Valley in Yuba County, have been 
bonded fi It ts said that during the past six wi 

several hundred locations have been placed on record in that. 


* * * 

A prominent dailj takes the lo a' stock board to task for to!- 

irred from an 
exilian would the brokers as a class come off? 





Foa SavihgToil SExp£NS£ 
Without Imjuttt To The 



Six new members have joined the California Stock and Oil 
Exchange. Ihey are: John Hinkel, A. Waterman, G. E. Arrow- 
smith, W. H. Boise, S. Shannon and F. C. Waters. The exchange 
will meet at 12 :15 in the future, instead of at 1 :15 o'clock as 

* * * 

The sale of a controlling interest in the Argonaut, another 
prominent mine on the Mother Lode, has just, been reported, 
'the price named is $700,000. The Argonaut has been a pro- 
ducing mine since 1894. 

* * * 

The Oceanic Steamship Company paid its coupons yesterday, 
amounting to $60,000, which became delinquent July 1, 1900. 
The coupons which became due January 1. 1907, have not yet 
been paid. 

After Roosevelt was given notice that he had been 

awarded the Nobel Peace prize, he probably went out into his 
private gymnasium and swung the big -nek for an hour or two. 

Constant attention to details, perfection in service, an un- 
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Little Palace Bote] Grill, Post and Leavenworth. 


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anges and palms, sur- 
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Write for booklet to M. D. PAINTER. Proprietor. Pasadena. Cal- 

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January 13, 190? 


Sally Cohen, who will appear with John C. Rice at the Orpheum next 

John C. Rice Mini Sally Cohen two of the greatest favorites 
on the vaudeville stage, will appear at the Orpheum this Sun- 
day afternoon, offering a fareette by that clever writer, Bran- 
don Hurst, entitled "All tlie World 'Loves a Lover." Mr. Rice 
and Miss Cohen will receive a right royal welcome when they 
first step on the stage. Searl and Violet Allen come with a most 
ambitious production, "The Traveling Man." With very com- 
petent support, they have been making a phenomenal hit all 
over the East with the skit, which is in two scenes, the first 
showing the Grand Central Station, New York City, and the 
second being a genuine surprise. Miss Willa Holt Wakefield, 
who will he new to San Francisco in her latest artistic vaude- 
ville innovation, song readings, is without question one of the 
most accomplished artists on the stage of the polite varieties. 
Press and public have united in declaring her specialty one of 
the most refined and truly meritorious vet presented. 
* * * 

The Colonial Stock Co. has added lo iis many successes 
this week by a most delightful performance of Henry Guy I larle- 
ton's charming comedy, "The Butterflies." The scenery and 
stage appointments are simply exquisite, and unqualified praise 
is the just due of one of the best casts this city has been called 
upon to pass judgment on. Frank Bacon, who has proved his 
right to be regarded as the best legitimate comedian on the 
American stage, could not be bettered as the illiterate and wealthy 
Chicago pork-packer. Hiram Green— in fine, he is the charac- 

ter from curtain rise to curtain fall. Wilfred Roger distin- 
guishes himself by a clever and natural rendition of Frederick 
Ossian: Miriam Stuart Dodge has an admirable exponent in 
Izetta Jewell and Jane Jeffcry, in whose lexicon there is evi- 
dently no such word as fail, gives a sweet and lovable imper- 
sonation of Mrs. Ossian. Bessie Bacon is chic and dainty as 
Suzanne Elise- Green, and Harry Pollard should be awarded 
kudos for the faithful manner in which he presents Barrington 
Green. The hill next week will be '"The Professor's Love 
Story," in which the famous English actor, E. S. Willard, scored 
siirh an immense success. It is a wise selection, and sure to 
be popular. Frank Bacon will have, as Professor Goodwillie. a 

role that might have been written for him. 

* * * 

An immense fair will be held at the Metropolitan Opera 
House, X. Y.. the entire week commencing Monday, May 6th, 
in aid of the Actors' Fund of America, one of the most useful 
and broad-ieaching charities in the world. Frederic Thomp- 
son, who plans amusement enterprises upon a gigantic scale. 
has accepted the position of director-general. His fertility of 
invention will result in something unique in the history of 
theatrical benefits. Nothing so elaborate and comprehensive 
in scope has ever before been planned. The Metropolitan Opera 
House for that week will lie converted into a universal exposi- 
tion, with contributors from ocean to ocean. The co-operation 
of even theatrical manager from the big cities to the one-night 
.stands is assured. This will ensure much in the way of dona- 
tions and a publicity tiiat will appeal not only to Xew Yorkers. 
bul lo the thousands of visitors who flock here from every sec- 
tion in the spring. The Fair Committee of which Charles 
Burnham is chairman, has opened permanent offices at room 1) 
in the Holland Building, 1440 Broadway. These are in charge 
of Milton Roblee, general manager of the Fair, who is experi- 
enced in handling vast enterprises. F. D. Price, of the Inter- 
Siale Amusement Company, directs the department of pro- 
motion. Here will assemble weekly for general discussion the 
trustees of the Actors' Fund. Daniel Frohman is president; 
Joseph II. Grismer and Antoni Pastor, vice- presidents; IT. B. 
Harris, treasurer; Frank MeKee, secretary; with a directorate 
including Heinrich . Conried, Al. Hayman. P. F. Mackay, J09. 
Brooks. Milton Nobles, Ralph Delmore, Marc Flaw. Alt'. Hay- 
man, Percy (i. Williams, Clay M. Greene, Thomas MeCrath. 
William II. Crane, Charles Burnham, De Wolff Hopper. Harry 
Harwood and Frank Howe, Jr. 

* * * 

People holding manuscript compositions of Richard A. Lue- 
chesi. a victim of the disaster, would confer a Eavor by forward- 
ing them to .Miss Sadie A. Wafer. No. 2515 Van Ness ave I, 

San Francisco. To the best of Lucchesi's recollection the fol- 
lowing ladies and gentlemen should kindly answer this call: 
Mrs. Oscar Miansfeldl, Mrs. Lizzie Chamot, Mrs. Kinolia 
Tojetti. Miss Mary Withrow. Miss Mabel Yandorhoof. Miss 
Elizabeth Ames, Mr. William F. 'McCarthy, Mr. Kopta. and 

Mayor Schmitz. 

* * * 

Mrs. II. E. Franck. of the Franck Musical Club, announces 
a series of high-class concerts monthly throughout the year 
1907. The lirsl of this series will be held in the Yew Era Hall, 
•.'t'.'l Market street, on the evening of January 14th. A very at- 
tractive programme has been arranged of vocal >olos, duets 

and quartettes, and also violin solos. 

* * * 

One of the most, delightful hits in Flaw & Frlanger's produc- 
tion of "The Ham Tree," in which Mclntyre & Heath will be 
seen at the Novelty Theatre for six nights and one matinee, 
commencing Monday, January ttth. is the clever work of Mr. 
W. C. Fields, the tramp juggler, who plays the role of Sher- 
lock Baffles.'' He does the funniest, tramp juggling aci on the 
stage, and introduces his tricks throughout his part as the 
amateur detective. He juggles everything in sight. Mr. Fields 
excels in comic make-urj, and his easy manner and laughable 
pantomime greatly strengthen a most interesting character. 

Isabel Irving follows Mclntyre & Heath at the Novelty 
Theatre, presenting the comedy, "Susan in Search of a Hus- 

* * * 

Gorton's Minstrels open at the Nfovelty Theatre on Sunday 
afternoon, and owing to the coming of Mclntyre & Heath in 
"The Ham Tree," on Monday night, the minstrel organization 
will be seen for only two performances. 

January 12, 190? 


Central Theatre 

The Lambardi Grand Opera Company will repeal their suc- 
cessful performances of the great double bill, "Cavalleria Etns- 
ticana" and T Pagliacci" at the matinee to-day (Saturday) 
and Sundaj evening performances of this week, with the BuperD 

all-star casts. 

"La Tosca," with Esther Adaberto in her splendid rendition 
of the celebrated singer, and Salvenesehi, Scifoni and Cannetti 
in congenial roles. will be sung to-night, lhis is a Buperb 
Bcenic and costume production of the musical setting of Sar- 
dou's celebrated story. At the Sunday matinee, "Kigoletto" 
will be given for the last time. 

Next week's offerings will be on Monday and Thursday even- 
ings and at the Saturday matinee, Verdi's artistic opera, "The 
.Masked Ball," whose scenes arc laid in America in the days 
of the Puritans, will be given with three prima donnas in the 
cast, Giorgi, Nunez and Campiflore; a new tenor, Sig. Ciccoti, 
that Lambardi has just secured and who has a line voice and 
splendid appearance, and who scored a great hit at. the San 
Carlos Opera House, will make his debut as Count Richard. 
Antola, Olinto Lambardi, Cannetti and Marina will be all 
suitably cast, 'lhis is one of the greatest ensemble works that 
\ erdi has ever written, and abounds in duets, trios, quartettes, 
quintettes and finales. Tuesday evening, "Cavalleria Rusti- 
cana" and "I'Pagliacci" will be repeated. Wednesday, Friday 
and Sunday evenings for the first time in the city will be heard 
Giordano's musical setting of Sardou's famous play, "Fedora." 

On Saturday evenin- and at the Sunday matinee, by public 
demand, Puccini's famous story of artist life in Paris, "La 
Boheme," will be repeated, with its superb cast, excellent scen- 
ery and elaborate accessories. 

Impresario Lambardi has in preparation elaborate produc- 
tions of several modern operas including Orefice's new work, _ 

founded on the life of the composer. Chopin; Mascagni's "Iris" ^ 7 
and Baron Franchetti's "Germania," together with revivals of UVVfieUm 
Ernani, "La Favorita," "La Forza del Destino," "Don Pas- 
quale," "Martha." "Fia Diavolo," "The Huguenots," and other 
muchly-liked operas. 

Professor C. H. Johnson is to be the opening feature at the 
Auditorium on Monday, January 14th. Professor Johnson will 
give exhibitions in fancy and trick skating for one week, lie 

will introduce the famous trick, never shown before here, of 

starting and stopping on one skate. Mr. Rittigstein, the mana- ^ -, . , rr . 1 

ger, has been very fortunate in securing the services of Profes- COtOflial 1 fieatre 

sor Johnson, .as he is an experl in the waltz and the two step 

and other skatorial novelties. 

A colored Seattle preacher declares negroes will have 

Heaven all to themselves. After showing that ( hrisl had negro 
blood in his wins, he attempts to prove thai white and black 
will n«>t gel along toeether, and thai the Caucasians will ab- 
solutely refuse to sing with them in the Heavenly choir. 1 
oi that great musical organization having festive end-men with 
vests oi variegated hues to enliven the } ses between numbers. 

A man sixty-seven years of age died while partaking of 

pumpkin pie. Which shows that while it is sate enough to in- 
dulge m reminiscences of one's boyhood days, it is not wise 
to go hack and roll with too much friskiness in the old pastures. 



nnrrow. Sunday night— The Grout Double Bill— CAVALLKRIA 

Tliia Saturday nfternoon and ton 
To-night— LA TOSCA 

Tomorrow, Sunday Mn'inee--RIflOLETTO 
NEXTWEEK-Monday Thursday evenings. Saturday mnliuee-THE MASKED BALL 
Tuesday evcning-CAVALLKRIA and PAULl&CCl 
Wednesday. Friday. Sunday ovonings--FEDnRA 

Saturday eveniop---undi.y u nlineehy general reoncsl--LA BOHEME 
Prices-*2. 91.50, St. 00. 7oc. 50c. 

Novelty Theatre 



Sunday. .In.i 13 matinee and night u 
Boci uu,g ,,c*t Monday one week on'; 

ily times -GORTON'S M!\'STREL> 
--KI.AW pud KULIMKII'S stu] OOI 

Jul iiiusical novelty. Hirer! from New Tort with an all star cast Introducing 
Ijinghter. MCINTVRE nod HEATH in ' THE HAH TREE" 
Most marvelous singing and dancing chorus in the world. 

Week commencing Sunday mal'nee. Jan 13. Mab'nee every day except Sunday. 

John C. Rice and Stilly Cohen; Scatl and Violet Allen Company: 
Willa Holt Wakefield; Black ana Jones; t'oward and Howard; 
Wynne Winalow; Jimmie Lucas; Orpheum Motion Pictures, an 1 
last week of the ElGll'l VASSAR GIRLS. 

Prices — 10c. -5c. and 5tic. Uown-luwn box office at Donlon's Drug 
Store, Fillmore and Sutter streets. 1'lione West 6.1)1111. 
CHUTES AND ZOO— Open daily from 111 a. m. till midnight. Ad- 
mission. 10c; children, 5c 

McAllister near market 
phone market 920 

Miss Olga Nethersole bas scored a distind triumph in (ink- 
land. The Macdonough has I d crowded nightly with the 

elite from both sides of the bay. The rain Ins poured down 
on the just and the unjusl alike, and gowns of the worldly have 
111,1 been spared, but woman, lovely creature, was not ' to be 
denied. The parterre of the fashionable house looked like h 
Bower garden al the premiere. There were brilliant eyes in nil 
directions, and gallanl gentlemen in escorl to fair ladies. 
"Sapho" »as the play, and H was never rendered in a California 
audience 03 am other company with the \.i-\<- ami the go of the 
Nethersole company. An. I in this connection, the action of tin 
San Jose people (who desire to prevent the showing 
111 their city) is manifestly stupid, a- to the thinking mind 
S;l " Jose preacher and publican think sometimes) the play is 
illustrative of a deep moral lesson. [I - possible to find 

;i " individual or a group of individuals who will grope in the 
muck of the rose pi foi the worm. San Jose has evidently dis- 
covered Us worm. 

( | 'I Ins star will I.,' seen for ono performance only at the Novelty 
Theatre, San Francisco, on Sunday night, January 13th. 

* * *" 

Mr. Frank Rittigstein, late with the Dreamland Rink, is now 
«« » l: " lio Auditorium Rink at the corner of Page and 

Fillmore streets. The great success of the Dreamland enter- 
prise was due in a greal measure to the untiring efforts of Mr. 
Rittigstein, in a managerial capacity, to please the public, and 
no doubl the same ability will be manifested by this clever en- 
tertainer in his now position. Messrs. Varney & Green, the new 
owners of the Auditorium, are to be congratulated on the acqui- 
sition of ill 1 m,. Rittigstein as a manager, as In- has 
shown conclusively that ho is a great promoter of amusement en- 
*■ He seems to I el the public wants instinctively, and 
ho forestalls the demands of the critical. 

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January 12, 1907 

Looker, on 

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A Teachers' Association has endorsed the President's simpli- 
fied spelling proposals, but vetoed his recommendations with 
regard to target practice. Probably they regard the young 
American as a sufficiently expert shot with a spit-ball. 

* * * 

The Federal Government is to salve the wounds recently in- 
flicted by securing a supply of pure whiskey for California. 
Agents of the Department of Agriculture are to make the tests 
and condemn deleterious compounds. The East evidently con- 
siders that our contentment depends upon the quality of our 

* * * 

Radium is discovered to have a parent: to wit, one uranium. 
The importance of the lind can hardly be over-estimated. The 
scientists also are careful to announce that the discovery will 
not make the infant any cheaper. 

* * * 

All the talk of sex determination will have to be discontinued 
in face of the investigations of the American Society for the 
Advancement of Science. The savants declare that the thing 
cannot be done. So the most important thing in life still re- 
mains a gorgeous gamble. 

* * * 

The immigration of Hindus will soon be quite an important 
question. Already numbers of them have been stopped at the 
border on the way from British Columbia. Secretarv Strauss 
is taking up the matter. It is to be feared that these six foot 
two or three Mahommedans will demand primary school privi- 
leges. Under the doctrine laid down in the President's message, 
it will be difficult to deny them, as they are British subjects. 
It will be noted, however, that their fellow subjects in Australia 
have no qualms about keeping them out. 

* * * 

The report that thugs in Oakland have acquired the habit of 
attiring themselves in women's clothes seems hardly to be credi- 
ble. They would run too great a risk of being chased — in Oak- 

Hallie Erminie Rives, the novelist, is married. One feels 
almost a curiosity to see the husband. Nothing short of an 
Apollo, a Byron and a Captain of Hussars, all of the best qual- 
ity and in the pink of condition, should fill the bill. 

* * * 

It would be gratifying to learn that among the eighty-eight 
students of Stanford who have been dropped from the books 
this year, there was at least a goodly per centage of the gentle- 
men who made the row at Ye Liberty Theatre. 

* * * 

The Japanese seem to take to the vices of civilization, includ- 
ing socialism, very completely. Our local revolutionary Japan- 
ese society may, however, have done some good if it open the 
eyes of the President to some points in the character of his 
favorite race. 

* * * 

The monotony of the course of events under given economic- 
conditions becomes obvious. One result of the Californian gold 
boom was the resurrection of the prize-ring. Just the same 
thing is happening now at Tonopah. It would not be surprising 
if we were to have a very complete revival of the fistic art with 
representatives to emulate their famous prototypes. 

* * * 

The illicit sale of noxious and harmful drugs, such as cocaine 
and morphine, has reached such a point that it has become a 
public scandal. It has been shown that in one house at least in 
San Francisco there is an organized traffic in these drugs, anil 
that women and men crowd the apartments of the house in 
question to stupify themselves. Of course the superior East 
will point to this as another example of local decadence. As a 
matter of fact, however, the practice has its followers in all 
civilized communities, and Bernard Shaw has shown that it 
has obtained a very firm grip on the most cultured and presum- 

ably the most refined, members of society. Civilization is an 
awkward thing, and must In- very trying for the optimist. 

Reformers are very fond of pointing to the restrictions which 
are the rule in Europe against tin- overcrowding of public vehi- 
cles. We have an ordinance which is intended to achieve the 
same ends as the European ordinances, but a curious thing has 
happened. Our people do not care to obey the ordinance. They 
would rather crowd the footboards of the cars than wait for 
room. Herein is a lesson lur the reformer in a hurry. It by 
no means follows that the people of this country really desire 
improvements and reforms in the direction of public comfort 
and decency which are regularly recognized as part of the Euro- 
pean system. 

* * * 

It is a curious fact that most of the cry against race suicide 
proceeds from childless wives and old maids. Can it be possible 
that the blind imagine the whole world to be dark, and is it true 
that the lame have the mosl complete theories on locomotion? 
There is a great deal of humbug on this and kindred questions, 
and a few violent females arc taking the opportunity to exploit 
their queer theories in their own interest, and judging by the 
amount of advertising which they receive, it should prove a 

fairly remunerative business. 

* * * 

One of the most surprising features of modern naval con- 
struction is the extreme confidence which France places in sub- 
marines. Every year the old accidents occur with unremitting 
fidelity, and every year the French admiralty largely increases 
the number of these almost untried weapons: We were fooled 
pretty badly with respect to the dynamite gun, and it would not 
be surprising if our French friends found that their submarines 
were little white elephants. It grows more and more evident 
that the science of war, so-called, is like a good many other so- 
called sciences, a purely empiric affair, depending more upon 
experimentation of an expensive sort than upon any real sound 
theory or actual knowledge. 

* * * 

Ernest Crosby, who died at New York last week, was one of 
the most interesting American personalities. He was an exceed- 
ingly able lawyer, and a very rich man. who had held the posi- 
tion of American Judge in the Court of First Instance at Alex- 
andria. He adopted Tolstoyism in later years, and was the most 
brilliant representative of those ideas on this continent. He. 
was a linguist and a scholar of rare attainments, and if lie had 
lived in any other country, would in all probability have re- 
ceived much more distinction than he did here. 

* * * 

The attack which should have been made on the race track 
ordinance long ago is about to be made this session. Disgrace- 
ful as the whole affair is, the placing of Bueh a trap at the verv 
doors of the university, and right in the residence district, we 
still have very grave doubts that much headway will be made. 
The ponies have been very rich friends, and the representatives 
of the people are not immune to the right (or wrong) kind of 
influence, so that it would be surprising if any good results 

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accrue. Still, the effort to ventilate the matter is deserving of 

commendation, for the more light shed on the subject the b 

* * * 

Captain John Bermingham, Supervising Inspector of steam 
Vessels at this port, in a recent ruling, emphatically indorsed 
the opinions of the News Letter in the matter of the coast-wise 
navigation on the Pacific seaboard. Captain Bermingham, in 

almost die exact winds often used by this paper, held that the 
captains of coasting steamers were criminally negligent in the 
manner in which they hugged the shore, when proceeding up 
and down the coast. He is entirely right in this matter. Most 
of the captains of coasting steamers are indifferent navigators, 
and rely upon well-known land-marks to determine their posi- 
tions. They are unskilled in the use of the compass and other 
instruments ; they are poor calculators, and when once out of 
sight of a light-house or other prominent feature of the shore, 
they are lost. The News Letter has long held that nearly every 
marine disaster on the Pacific Coast has been due to one or more 
of three causes: 1. Proceeding in fog or thick weather when it 
is possible to anchor; 2. Failing to use the lead when on sound- 
ings; and 3. Hugging the shore. The investigations by the 
local inspector, after each disaster, has proven the truth of this 

* * * 

Not the least of the excellent things done by the present Grand 
Jury has been the stirring up of the stagnant police department. 
The indictment of Chief of Police Jerry Dinan, on two counts, 
sent the shivers down the spines of the whole police force. Each 
day that he appeared in Judge Dunne's court, his cronies, es- 
pecially the impossible Ed. Wren, were on hand to size up the 
determination of the prosecution. They saw quite enough to 
make them uneasy. Since the indictments, the police have not 
confined themselves to the usual pastime of raiding Chinese fan- 
tan names. They have even at times raided gambling rooms 
patronized by white men. Of course, this was all done for effect, 
or possibly the white gamblers, in view of the altered situation, 
have not "come through" with the coin in the old accustomed 

* * * 

White exclusion laws are the fashion, it might not be a bad 
thing lo draft a bill providing for the exclusion from this coun- 
try of aliens of the type of the Creeks who have been repeatedly 
rioting in our streets whenever their employers required them to 
do their work. The spectacle of such people, with red flags float- 
ing over them, and any old missiles they can find flying in the 
air, making protest against anything at all in this country, is 
enough to acquaint any person of average intelligence with the 
tine character of the laborite agitation in general. Few of the 
rioters could speak English even a little bit. Vet these same men, 
organized by the beetle-browed foreigner, T. E. Zaut, are a con- 
stitutent part of the San Francisco Labor Council. One of the 
most intensely amusing features of a labor council meeting is to 

hear 'ii i' the agitators, in broken English, declaim about the 

principles "fur which our ancestors fought ai Princeton," or 
some other revolutionary battle-field. Any intelligent labor 
unionist who rebels against the inflammatory acts of his or any 
other union, is immediately dubbed a Benedicl Arnold. How 
man} of the mongrel agitators know who Benedicl Arnold was'/ 

* * * 

The Realt] Syndicate of Oakland is preparing to fill in a 
,iira of the western shore and to deepen the water along 
ilie i rout, 'flic San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose Railway 
Company, commonly called the Key Route, intends to secure 
an entrance to the new water-front that will lie created. Not 
content with making application for a franchise along "Wood 
si I eel. West Oakland, it has also applied for a franchise for 
a line running from Louisa street, in North Oakland, along 
Peralta street to Eighteenth. The company already operates 
a line along Louisa street. It is only a short distance from 
Peralta and Eighteenth streets to the water front. Peralta 

he West Oakland marshes, 
and is the only one uniting the southwest and northwest sec- 
tions of Oakland, the others marked on the maps being merely 
Wood street would have to be made before a tnn v 
1 be laid along it. 

"Ibe Ki \ Koine application is for an industrial franchise, the 
object of the company being to secure the traffic arising from 
the mercantile concerns that will establish themselves when the 
tide lands are tilled in and from the wharves that will be con- 
structed along the water front i the improvement. If 


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Both are capable of 
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the Oakland City Council grants the franchise, the Key Route 
will be able to run from its yards at Fortieth street to the new 
water front. It is, however, not mandatory on the City Council 
to grant a franchise for a line along Peralta street, that being 
to the east of the zone within which the charter provides for a 
franchise to be granted to any company making application for 
one along the water front. 

Wlien the fill projected by the Realty Syndicate is made, it 
is probable that the Southern Pacific Railway Company will 
ask for permission to build a cut-off from the main line along 
the shores of West Oakland to the Oakland mole. The cut-oil 
would abolish the "Death Curve," as the point of junction be- 
tween the main line and the local line to Oakland mole is 
known. It is probable that some payment would be demanded 
for the privilege of crossing the lilled-in tide lands, but this 
could be arranged readily. 

Mrs. Eddy declares she is not a medium. Of course not 

the East by the poor, benighted Californium who object to the 
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Since the world was young, and the lord of creation ruled the 
roost, he has demanded of the housewife a knowledge of cookery. 
that she might prepare viands to tickle his palate withal. Adam's 
marital woes had certainly been less if Eve possessed a cook 
book. It is not told in history that she had such, and it may not 
even be presumed that she read the lesson of the running brooks, 
for what know they of cookery? And so on. to the present time. 
it seems a necessity of every day life that the household be pos- 
sessed of at least one book, as standard as Webster, and as truth- 
ful as a mathematical deduction. 

The modern woman conquers and holds man. il has been said, 
through his stomach, and her triumphs are those of love and of 
cookery, and indeed, as the years pass by, ami as man adds years 
i.. his youth, cookery supercedes the ideals of love, ami allegiance 
is measured by the kitchen standard. 

Cook books have been written since the days <>( "1,1 Lucullus, 
anil each and every one of them have contained some words of 
wisdom, but the words were not all of wisdom, and it has re- 
mained for a great flour milling company, Pillsbury. of Minne- 
apolis, Minnesota, to get out a collection of certain recipes and 
other things which every good housekeeper knows, but is apt to 
forget. Also, certain recipes and other things which are new, 
and here for the first time published. The book is a compilation 
bv Xelling Duling Gans. 

It is an exhaustive and practical treatise, ami it starts in with 
the making of bread. Then follow, in regular order, cakes, cake 
fillings and roastings, candy. cereaU. (baling dish egg dishes, 
fish and oysters, and meat, and so on through the alphabet. 

The editor says in the preface to the work that ''The failure 
or incomplete success of a recipe oftentimes depends upon some 
little detail that has been misunderstood or overlooked in pre- 
paration. Although the recipes in this book have been thor- 
oughly tested, and we know them to be absolutely correct, yet 
to an}' user of this book who has failed to obtain satisfactory 
results, or who is in need of still more explicit directions, they 
will gladly furnish the services of an expert woman, as a corre- 
spondent, who will answer all questions and give any sugges- 
tions possible." 

The brochure, called "A Book for a Cook."' is budded on the 
same principle as the "Pillsbury Best XXXX Flour." It is 
square goods, and known as such in every nook of the civilized 
world. It is probably unnecessary to remark that (he booklet 
will be sent to all users of the flour and to all prospective cus- 
tomers sending the name of their grocer to the office of Pillsbury, 
Department C. Minneapolis. Minnesota, or to their Pacific Coast 
representative, E. B. Wolff, Monadnock Building, San Fran- 

The Reverend Mr. Aked, who has been called to the 

pastorate of the New York Fifth Avenue Baptist Church by 
Mr. Rockefeller, says he likes American millionaires. Efforts 
by the members of the London church to keep him in England 
have not yet ceased. They have tried every inducement except 
raising his salary. His deacons ought to take the hint. 

Mrs. Potter Palmer will have an industrial conference 

held in her house this month. The union men shied at first, 
but when Mrs. Palmer stated that they would not be compelled 
to wear dress suits, and that all she wanted them to do was to 
partake of refreshments she would have served, they consented 
to the invitation with much alacrity. 

The Pope sent so many dead-head New Year's greetings 

over the wire that the entire Italian telegraph system became 
clogged. This is an improvement over the Middle Ages in 
that modern devices can be used for a more delicate sort of re- 
ligious persecution. 

An Alabama man has produced an odorless limburger 

cheese. But the question arises, how does he know it is lim- 
burger with its one distinguishing attribute cut off? 

There are four millions of people now starving in China. 

This would be an excellent time to advertise the advantages of 
American flour. 


California's harbors are as indispensable to the State's pro- 
gress as are the climate, soil and topography. Every part of 
the State is dependent upon the harbors for opportunity to reach 
the markets of the world cheaply, and all the harbors are inter- 
dependent, owing to the fact that the supplies of the State are 
trans-shipped from one to the other, dust recently a big cargo 
of lumber went from Eureka harbor to San Diego harbor, ami in 
return a big shipment of oranges and other products of San 
Diego County went to Eureka. Every producer in any part of 
California is a direct beneficiary of the advantages of all the 
harbors of the State, and if California is ever to get anywhere 
in her efforts to advance, the entire State must stand as a unit 
in the effort to go forward. 

Granted that the whole Slate is benefited by the harbors, then 
it is in the interest of the whole State lo see to it that the har- 
bors are such as the shipping of the world will seek. Under 
present conditions in the harbors, the total charges are so high 
that all ships shun California unless compelled by exigencies of 
business to come here. It is a matter Of interest, therefore, to 
tin' entire State that the harbors be so managed as to invite 
rather than repel the world's ships, and in order to do this, it 
is necessary for all the harbors of California to be under the 
same management, which will Bee to it that the charges be uoi 

Were the management of the State's harbors under control of 
;i single board, it would be an easy matter to have an equable 
adjustment of all port charges ami also have the funds appro- 
priated by the State so divided as to make each harbor receive 
just what its contiguous territory and its tonnage reports en- 
titled it to. If the permanent improvement of the state's har- 
bors were at once begun on a scale commensurate with the im- 
portance of the subject, all the harbors would be placed' on a 
good footing, and then the ma intai nance of these harbors could 
be continued by the utilization of the individual port dues and 

At the meeting of the committee on California Harbors of 
the California Promotion Committee, which is to be held at 
Sacramento on January 11th. all these matters will be thor- 
oughly discussed, and as all parts of the State are represented 
on that committee, it will be a meeting fraught with results el' 
great Importance to California. At this meeting, representatives 

of various interests will be present, anil take necessary action to 
induce the Legislature and Congress to pass such legislation as 
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The tenement houses, which are the curse of the populous 
cities of the old world, and the evils of which have only recently 
been modified by legislation in the overcrowded cities of ibis 
country, had become very numerous in Sun Francisco before 
the fire. New that they have all been destroyed, legislation that 
will prevent them from being rebuilt should be passed. The 
Slates of New York and Illinois have statutes that are intended 
to prevent the erection of these unhealthy human habitations, 
and the Slate of California should enact similar laws. The evils 
of the tenement house are numerous. There is a lack of facili- 
ties for cleanliness and for maintaining' the decencies of life; 
the structures are too high and occupy too great a part of the 
lots; the air-shafts are narrow and the cellars foul. The rooms 
are most insufficiently lighted and ventilated, and the danger 
from fire is great. The houses are grievously over-crowded with 
tenants. 'I hat these unwholesome habitations prove prolific 
breeders of immorality and crime is obvious and inevitable. 
Every sentiment of decency is outraged; every effort at im- 
provement is stifled and rendered abortive. Tenement houses, 
being Himsily constructed of cheap materials on land of moder- 
ate value, and crowded with rent-payers, are profitable, and 
if unchecked by legal restrictions, greedy landlords will be only 
too ready to build them. Now that San Francisco has been swept 
clean by the fire, she has a golden opportunity to relieve herself 
from the unmitigated squalor and crime-breeding atmosphere 
of the overcrowded tenement bouses. 

Although little more than a boy, Pietro Marino, the vio- 
lin virtuoso, engaged by Henry YV. Savage as first \iolinist and 
concert meister for the "Madame Butterfly" orchestra. Is 
spoken of as the coining European violinist. He was a pupil of 
Ysaye. and when eighteen years of age took first prize at the 
Berlin Royal Conservatory. He was especially engaged by Mas- 
cagni as leader of the latter's orchestra when he made his 
American tour, after which the gifted player appeared in a 
series of concerts on the Pacific Coast. Returning to Europe, 
Signor Marino resumed his position as leader of the La Scala 
orchestra in Milan. Marino is only twenty-four years old, and 
his admirers predict that before he is thirty he will be fnmed 
throughout the world. The orchestra for "Madam Butterfly'' 
will consist of sixty-five musicians under the direction of Walter 
Rothwell and Alfred Feith. Mr. Rothwell was introduced to 
American music lovers as Conductor of the Savage "Parsifal" 
Company, and Mr. Feith comes from the Royal Opera at Berlin. 

While the system id' taxation in most of our cities and Stales 
is far from satisfactory, it is certainly more equitable than in 
England, where it appears that the realty of the city of London 
has not been re-assessed since lli!l2, so that to-day some of 
the most valuable property in the city is paying taxes on farm 
Land valuation, anil all the town is paying on a seventeenth cen- 
tury valuation. If that rule were followed in this country, many 
of our cities would have no value at all, and even our oldest 
towns would hardly be assessed at the present value of a lot 
ill their midst. But while the American system of annual as- 
sessments is certainly more equitable than that id' our English 
cousins, the whole system of taxation is unfair and unjust. Why 
should a man who improves bis properly, who builds upon it a 
magnificent building, who adds to the beauty ami importance of 

I lie whole town, be assessed so far in excess of Ihe unenterprising 
absentee landlord who will mil even lay a sidewalk unless 

forced to do so? Public enterprise should be encouraged, and 

hea\\ taxation is not the way to encourage il. The present 

session of the Legislature is to be asked to change our taxation 

system. 1 1 should go about the difficult task carefully, weighing 
each step carefully before il takes il. but al the Same lime il 

should have always in mind thai enterprise should be encour- 
aged, and yet taxation, as far as possible, should be equitable. 

Robert Edeson's first appearance in "Strongheart," at 

Los Angeles, last week, was notable in that Apache, the famous 
Sioux of Harvard University, who served as the inspiration for 
William C. DeMille's College bred Indian, was a deeply inter- 
ested spectator. Apache and his guests, Chief Plenty-Bird, 
Chief Red-Star and his daughter, Gowatha Red Star, the belle 
of the Sioux tribe, proved to be a conspicuous box party, the 
three latter being dressed in the Indian regalia which is worn 
only on great occasions, the chiefs carrying long bows and ar- 
rows, presenting a novel contrast to their modernized host 
Apache, attired in the evening dress of the Caucasian. Asked 
by a reporter for his opinion as to whether or not an educated 
Indian should marry a wdiite woman. Mr. Apache replied ter ». 
"Why not? Some of the best families of Virginia are proud in 
claim relationship with Pocahontas !" 

The American Theatre, at the corner of Seventh and 

Market, will soon be thrown open to the public. It is a modern, 
first-class, class "A" structure. The opening attraction is to be 
the San Francisco Opera Company. The great attention paid 
to the safety and comfort of patrons should make it one of Ihe 
most popular amusement places in the city. 

Invitations are out for the benefit evening for the First 

Corps Cadets. California Light Infantry, at the Garden Rink, 
on the evening of the eleventh of this month. .Mr. l'attosieu 
lias kindly donated the proceeds of the entire evening to the 

A Kansas City judge announces from Ihe bench that he 

never knew a 'id !ler who 'VIS WOl'th the powder and I 'ad to 
blow him into kingdom come! How about Vein thi tire-bug, 
Schmitz the grafter. Patrick Henry the orato", I' pe l.eo tin' 
Saint, Thomas Jefferson the statesman, and "Old Rosin the 
Bow." the daddy of all fiddlers? 

•/'///•; .I.V/7 RACE-TRACK BILL. 

The bill to he presented b] Assemblyman Eschelmann should 
pass ihe two bouses of the Legislature without a dissenting vote. 
Unfortunately, ii will find much opposition from the venal 
members of the California law-making body. An appeal should 
go immediately bi mail from everj country community, 
ever] ministerial bod} or commercial association in California 

to the members, asking them to stand linn for ihe right, for 

the abolishing of the Crime Factor] ai Emeryville. The country 
hi large is honest, and San Francisco ami ihe bay cities depend 
on the countr] at large to bring about the defeat of the big 
s.-nk that is on exhibition at Sacramento, California owes it to 
herself to pass the Eschelmann bill, ami to pass it without an> 

scandalous attachment or delay. 'Ihe friends of the bill should 
have detectives on band to watch ihe Legislators from now on 

ami the next Grand Jury should be asked to take action looking 
to an investigation if the bill is defeated, for il can only be de- 
leaiod h\ ihe lavish use of boodle. 

Schwab urges young men to "participate" if they would 

have money. But a fellow has to have a lot of cash to partici- 
pate, doesn't her Such advice is idiotic. 

Xo. the three-card monte game is not full of Christian 

graces, but has more of them than grafting. 

Some facts about those S525 
Steinviav Pianos. 

The care U ptain.-exceedingty lo* Aliricat the en- 
tire expenditure in making hat been taken up in the 
mechanical feature). Here you Bet a Nein»ay. a 
piano you'd pay from $600 lo $775 (or. hut in a 
care that ravel almoal one hundred doDart. They're 
worth investisannfl. 


Stein-way Piano* Victor Talking Machine* 

635 ran Ness, San Francisco 

Broadway, at 13th. Oakland 


Archbishop Montgomery i> dead, ami in his passing. San 
Frani - -! a man who was endeared to all regardless .->: 

Creed. lie was a man among men. and one who always was 

read] to tight for the right, ami his loss is a tremendous one to 
the entire community. 

Gorham Rubber Company 

RUBBER GOODS of every description 
105 and 107 Fremont street, San Francisco, 

Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles. 



January 12, 1907 



Lots of little autos, 

Grains of little sand, 
Make a great commotion 

In a peasant land. 

—The "Auto Giiest Book." 

* * * 

The exelusiveness of Leland Stanford University, at Palo 
Alto, Cal., aft !r the first of the year, will not exclude automo- 
biles, previously kept in the outer darkness surrounding this 
ureal intellectual beacon light. There is rejoicing in the neigh- 
borhood, for many are the motorists from all parts of the coun- 
try who sojourn in Southern California. The freedom of the 
beautiful grounds of the university lias been vainly sought for 
some time. The tearing down of the restrictions is due pri- 
marily to the purchase of an automobile for use by the university 
trustees, and of a Packard "30" touring ear by Treasurer (has. 
G. Lathrop, for his own use. The automobile route through the 
grounds begins at the main entrance and proceeds directly 
through the campus among the most important buildings. 

* * * 

The education of the farmer by automobile is just as practical 
and probable as his education by telephone. Communication 
of people with one another is all that is needed to take off the 
provincial shine. The telephone put the farmer into direct 
and quick communication with other farmers, and with towns- 
people. He is coming out of his shell. He is becoming inter- 
ested in the good roads movement, and if he is given a square 
deal by automobilists, will soon take a strong interest in auto- 
mobiles. This week a party of Detroiters, as guests of S. D. 
Waldon, sales manager of the Packard Motor Car Company, 
made a run through the farming community surrounding De- 
troit, in a Packard car, stopping at farm houses to chat with 
farmers and draw them out upon the subject of automobiles. It 
was found that practically all fanners iu that vicinity at least, 
have recognized that reckless and dangerous driving on the 
country roads is due to individuals, and not to class. One 
farmer said : 

"Nine out of every ten automobilists are gentlemen, and we 
are glad to have them on the roads around here. They are agi- 
tating for good roads, and will help those of us among the farm- 

ers who are trying to build new highways. Of course, chickens 
and dogs must be kept off the roads. Geese and pigs take care 
of themselves. They see an automobile coming and immediately 
turn and dig as fast as they can for the barnyard. A chicken 
starts a lot of monkey business and gets caught. A dog is smart, 
but has not learned to judge speed, and is surprised by the rate at 
which an automobile travels. He thinks he can run out across 
its path and bark at it as he is used to doing with horses. The 
next generation of dogs will probably be wiser to the game. A 
cat makes some fool move, but can dodge like lightning. A 
cow is stupid, but big enough to be safe. Our horses are gradu- 
ally becoming accustomed to automobiles, and I have noticed 
I hat in their behavior when meeting automobiles a whole lot de- 
pends on the driver. I think the average farmer is willing to 
meet the automobilists half-way in the use of the roads. I 
wouldn't be surprised it I had a little runabout myself some 
of these days — if a certain cattle deal I have in mind goes 

through all right." 

* * * 

The Dealers' Association will more than likely take up the 
subject of the chauffeur. There has been many complaints which 
the dealers have had to settle which have been the fault oi 
those driving the cars. Most of the cost of repairs at the present 
time are caused by incompetent chauffeurs, and it has been sug- 
gested that the Dealers' Association appoint a committee which 
will examine all chauffeurs who wish to appear before the com- 
mittee. Those who passed a satisfactory examination will be 
given a certificate, which will mean that the driver is satisfac- 
tory to the dealers. It is a certainty that those who passed the 
examination will be the kind of a driver that an owner of an 
automobile will want to hire. 

* * * 

The Automobile Club of California, and the Automobile 
Dealers Association of California, should get together and see 
that the authorities improve the condition of Golden Gate ave- 
nue. From the number of automobiles that are owned in the 
city, it will be seen that the amount of invested interest is al- 
most equal to that of every other kind of a vehicle. If such be 
the ease, it will be seen that the owners of automobiles pay a 
large amount of the lax. Not only do they pay it on automo- 
biles, but the average automobile owner has other vested inter- 
ests in the city, and as such he should be shown some considera- 
tion. When this fact is brought forcibly to the notice of the 
authorities, there may be some improvement, but standing on 
the corners and kicking is not the remedy; some sort of con- 
certed action will have to be taken. 

* * * 

Just to show what a field there is for automobiles, the Ameri- 



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AT SAN JOSE — For gasoline, sundries and re- 
pairs at San Jose, stop at Letcher's Automo- 
bile Garage, corner First and St. James. Tel. 
Main 3 US 

THE Standard Optica) Co., 808 Van Ness Ave., 
always have on hand a large line of automo- 
bile goggles of the latest European patterns. 

.lAXVAIiY 12, 1907 



can Motor Car Association has just issued some of the record* 
of the (.'casus of Manufacturers for 1 n r> , which show that dur- 
ing that vear. (i.000 carriages ami wagon builders in this country 
turned out 1, Mil, (Mill horse-drawn vehicles, valued at $97,000,- 
000. Family and pleasure carriages mnuhercd 9-10,000, valued 
at $57,000)000, while business and farm wagons were made to 
the number of 644,000, worth $37,000,000. There were 127,- 

000 sleighs made. 

* * * 

There will be no excuse for the manufacturers not having their 
Vanderbilt cup racers ready early this year, as they are generally 
more davanced in their work, and they will have abundant op- 
portunity to try out their new cars on the actual course. There 
is every reason to believe that the new Long Island Motor Park- 
way will be ready early in the fall, and on it there will be no re- 
striction of the cars to two hpurs of practice a day, as was the 
case over the Nassau County course. 

What sex is a motor ear? Should it be spoken of as he, she 
or it? For instance, a man was overheard in a hotel dining room 
saying to his companion, a woman : "Yes, she's a forty horse- 
power Walter car." The woman at once protested against his 
speaking of the Walter as "she." Then he told her that it had 

a bonnet worth $50, and she quit arguing. 

* * * 

Cylinder castings, in cooling, are apt to draw out of true, the 
more apt if the quantity of metal in them is unevenly distrib- 
uted. In seeking to obviate this, and have well balanced cylin- 
ders, many of the foreign cars, including such as the De Die- 
trich. Fiat and Isotta Fraschini, cast their valves on the oppo- 
site sides of the cylinder. More "1 the American makers are 
now doing this than ever, though in some of the standard makes, 
notably the Great Arrow, it has been done from the beginning. 
The new models that hove been shown, appear to be aboul equally 
divided in this matter, but it is expected thai at the' Madison 
Square Garden show the engines with valves cast on opposite 

sides will be in the majority. 

* * * 

In the stores of the dealers are now to !»■ som color prints 
of tin' color scheme and interior decorations, as planned by the 
artist-decorator of the Madison Square Garden Show. The rich- 
ness and elaborateness of the whole suggests thai even more than 

the $50,000 appropriated may lie speiil on it. and that it will be 
well worthy ot a visit from the President and the foreign ambas- 

* * * 

The indications are that the Florida Beach races will be i 
■greater success than ever, even though there are some Stanley 
steamers entered. The cry of ••freak" has not scared all those 
who claim to have good ' B 

* * » 

lii many, if not in most, of the cars of comparatively new 
concerns, there is iinieli talk about improvements which, upon 
investigation, prove to he onlj the tardj adopt ion oi somi 

method that has I n in use for years on some leading make of 


Tou pet a car as scientifically 
acsiffncrl ami as perfectly finished as if 

. L.f ,"' F,m '<at | on of this, the ereatest automohile 
establishment in the world, depended upon that one 
car. This nmnstakins care dominates to the smallest 
details of Cadillac construction — in the engine it is so 
anna rent that the minutely-accurate finish of this 
vital nart has made it a signal triumph in automobile 

The Cadillac Runabout and Jaeht Tnurins Car are 
fitted with our wonderful sinerle-cvlinder engine to 
which the dependability and remarkably low cost of 
maintenance of these models are ohieflv attributable 
By its great power, sneed and hill-climhine: ability 
this ensdne proved itself so worthy in thousands of 
cars durintr the past four years that it will he used 
in 1107 practically without chancre — a fact which alone 
places the serviceableness of this year's ears beyond 

rton't fail to get a demonstration — you will he sur- 
prised ho w great are the possibilities of the "Car that 

Model K RiinabO"t — 10 h. p.; neat, trim Victoria 
bo-'y: 30-inch wheels. Model M Linht Tocrlnq Car- 
Illustrated below— 10 h. p.; graceful straight line body. 

Model H — Four 
cylinder. 30 h. 
p. tourlnq car. 
Model G — Four- 
cyllrder, 20 h. 
p. Tourlnn Car. 

Upon roiiuosl we will 
spun fully Illustrated 

bOOklel JB nl> Mrrss Of 

neuresl dealer. 

CO., Detroit, Mich. 

for sate by Cuyler Lee, 359 Golden Gate ave., San Francisco, and Lee Motor Car Co., 
1032 South Main Street, Los Angeles. 

A waterproof hood to cover the high tension magneto is a 
nM'stmeiif for those who have this form of ignition on their 

* * * 

Motorists unattached to any club will be particularly benefited 
!>\ the amendments in U onstitutdon of the American Automo- 
hile Association. Under the new rules, a person taking out an 
individual membership at $2 a year, will have his name sent to 
a rotary of the Stale organization in which he resides, and 
will get all tlie benefits of working with his own State body, as 
well as with the national body. This, and the fact that in 
siaies where there is no local organization, am- one hundred 
ers may orj . should appeal to all motorists, and 

bring them into the ranks of the organization that is working 
for tic genera] good of automobilin 

Immediate" Deli re n/ 
can be made 


Pacific Motor Car Co. 

376-380 Golden Gate Avenue, 
San Francisco 

1416 Broadway, Oakland 

Geo. P. Moore Go. me. 

Automobile Specialties 

Headquarters for Imported 
Novelties. Domestic Necessities 
and Local Courtesy combined 
with Fair Dealing. 


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231-233 Twelfth St. 


7 2 1 Golden Gate Avenue 


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Largest and most complete 
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42-44-46 GOLDEN GATE AVE . S«» Fimoko 



January 12, 190*/ 

Whether it is intended as a sign of his independence or to 
mark wherein he differs from the coachman, cannot be said, 
but the fact that when driving, the average chauffeur assumes 
an air of utter nonchalance that can only be described as 
slovenly, is a matter of common knowledge. Many a driver 
appears to take his repose behind the wheel, so near to reclining 
is the attitude he assumes. Some instances of this can be 
explained by short legs and distant pedals, for the short-legged 
man is at a disadvantage when driving equally as much as his 
confrere who is overburdened with length of extremities. But 
these are exceptions which do not account for the prevalence of 
the habit. While the wooden Indian attitude of the coachman 
and "tiger'' is not a thing to be emulated, a posture that at 
least indicates that the driver is awake, anil ready for any emer- 
gency, should be compelled. 

In a quiet way. the White Company, of Cleveland, which 
manufactures the White steam cars, has learned a great deal 
about steam trucks by using them in its own work, rlotaLly in 
moving into its new plant. Not caring to convey the impres- 
sion that it is in the commercial vehicle business, the company 
has said but little about these machines, but has found I hem to 
be exceedingly useful and entirely practical, and they have 
saved their owners a great deal of time, money aail bothc b\ 
the quick and satisfactory way in which loads of machinery, 
and so on. were handled. A long grade running up to 10 per 
cent had to be surmounted, and stretches of deep sand had to 
be ploughed through; but the trucks did the work without hesi- 
tation and without trouble of any kind. The trucks were built 
especially for use in delivering complete autos to freight sta- 

* * * 

Many of the dealers have gone East this week to attend the 
New York show, so as to get the latest ideas so that they can 

bring them out for the event in this city. 

* * * 

King Leopold of Belgium, sovereign of the Congo Free 
State, in a recent interview stated that the State is now -ending 
out motor cars to run on the automobile freight roads that are 
being extended from the Congo river into parts of the interior 
not likely to be penetrated by railroads for some time to come. 
The building of these roads has been in progress for over two 
years, and two of them have already been partly equipped with 
rolling stock. One of these automobile roads extends from 
Leopoldville to the southeast to connect the Congo at its chief 
port on the inner plateau, with Kwango in the south. The dis- 
tance is about three hundred miles. This is a finely built, rock- 
ballasted road with perfect drainage. It would not be possible 



has not run 1000 miles as yet. For sale by- 
owner who just bought the 1907 model. 

HOVEY BOUSHEY CO. 4 1 1 -4 1 9 Golden Gate Ave. 


in a country where rains are so copious to run automobiles on 
a common dirt road. The automobile roads of the Congo will 
compare favorably with the best highways in any land. 

* * * 

The Reo Automobile Company was formed in 1904, built its 

new factory anil sold 1,200 two-cylinder touring cars in the 
first nine months of its existence. In 1906 the company manu- 
factured and sold 3,300 cars, the gross sales amounting to $8,- 
097,000. For 1901 it is proposed to turn over 1,000 cars. With 
the present factory equipment it is possible to produce a com- 
plete automobile every twenty-five minutes. The additional 
equipment in the way of factory buildings and machinery neces- 
sary to handle the 1901 business of the company was installed 
at a rust of $50,000. The total floor space used by the company 
is 301,000 square feel in two and three story buildings especi- 
ally designed to meet the work of receiving raw material and 
transforming it into an automobile. It. ('. Olds makes the state- 
ment that inn, odd pieces necessary for automobile construction 
are manufactured every ten hours, and that directly and indi- 
rectly a force of 1,500 men is employed by the factory. 

* * * 

"Don't race your motor." says Mr. .1. D. Maxwell, designer 

of the Maxwell cars. "It is one of the commonest and if 

the most unnecessary forms of abuse. The high s| I to which 

it is subjected will eventually wrack the engine. A good opera- 
tor is one who keeps his engine at nearly a constant speed. Ex- 
tremes in either case should he avoided. 

* * * 

The H. II. Franklin Company claims it is using approxi- 
mately Ko.nnn pounds of aluminum a year, of which 75,000 

pounds is in specially rolled sheets anil the rest in tin' I'm E 

engine bases, transmission cases and other similar castings. 

* * * 

A story that is floating around Washington. 1). C.. concerns 
United States Senator ElMns, of West Virginia, and Elliott 
Hough, of the Pope Company, of Washington. Senator ElMns 
is a millionaire several time- over, hut he has a due regard for 

getting his money's worth. A little while ago he decided 1" get 
thought a Pope-Toledo would soil him. lie 

asked I'm- demonstration after demonstra- 
tion, up hills, through sand, at all speeds 
and under all conditions. After a sveek 
he sent for his son to come over Erom New 

Fork. The son came and put the car 
through its paces for another week. Then 
it came time for the sou to go back to 
New York, and Hough took the Senator 
and his son to the station in the car. He 

tried to clinch his order on the way down. 

hut got no satisfaction. When they 

ivached the station Hough said: "G I- 

by, Senator; I must go now." "Why?" 
asked the Senator, '•where are you go- 
ing?" "Oh." Hough replied. "T am go- 
ing to take this car hack to the garage and 
teach it to read and write. Those arc the 
only requirements you haven't demanded 
and I guess I'll have to get in line to close 
the sale.'' 

a motor car. and 

Model M, 40 Horse-Power, $3650 

90 H. P. Multiple Disk Clutch. 4 speeds ahead, selective sliding gear. Direct drive 
on third speed. Winton Precision. Instantaneous throttle. Offset cylinders and cam 
shaft. Ball bearing clutch and transmission. 

MODEL X-I-V, PRICE $2650. 
On Exhibition at. our Salesrooms 

Pioneer Automobile Co. 

901 Golden Gate Ave. Oakland Branch— Twelfth and Madison. 

Time was when President Roosevelt 
looked with indifference if not with dis- 
pleasure upon the automobile. On only 
one or two occasions has he been known 
to deviate from his inflexible rule to ig- 
nore them. It is, therefore, somewhat u 
a surprise to learn that during his recent 
visit to Porto Piico he not only spent sev- 
eral hours riding in an automobile, hut al- 
so actually tried his hand at driving it. 

January 12, 1907 



Steam cars certainly are holding their own in this country. 
Some contend that the air-cooled ear is losing ground, but this 
Bsems prematurej when a car of this type has crossed the conti- 
nent and one or two. new firms are butting into the industry t<j 
build air coolers. 

* * * 

Even if married or engaged, Lubry Kate is a girl whom every 
motorist should keep in mind. 

* * * 

POWER— $1800. 

tested in the crucible of four years successful experience and 
found not wanting. The finest finished, quietest, easiest riding 
two-cylinder car in the world — a motor that is a marvel of com- 
pactness, simplicity and reliability — will take you anywhere 
that any car will go. This model is ready for immediate de- 
livery at salesrooms of The Northern Auto Company, 403 
Golden Gate avenue. 

Trade Notes 

The Winton Company will have three exhibits in New York 

during show week. The principal display, at Madison Square 

Garden will include s Model M chassis, runabout and touring 

car, and a Type X-I-Y chassis and touring car. At the Winton 

branch, Broadway and 70th street, will be shown a Type X-I-Y 

runabout, and touring ear, and a Model M' limousine and touring 

car. The third exhibit, the new five ton truck, will be shown 

under load on the streets in the vicinity of the garden. 

* * * 

Oldfield's Beginning. 

Often it happens that when things look their very worst the 
clouds, if one could but know it, are really just on the point of 
breaking away. In the spring of 1903 I was engaged in tinker- 
ing at those two old machines when I got a letter from Alfred 
Reeves, offering me $250 and a third of the gross gate receipts 
to come to New York and drive on the thirtieth of May. Of 
course, I accepted with alacrity, and with a determination to do 
something worth while or perish in the attempt — knowing as I 
did that New York was the greatest place in the world (as has 
often been said) to make a good showing, and the poorest place 
to make a poor showing. If I succeeded there, it would put me 
on my feet. The first thing I did was to buy a red sheepskin, 
which I came across accidentally, and to get a tailor to make me 
a coat out of it. Then for two days I worked at painting my 
machine, which Tom and I called the "999," with the reddest 
paint that I could purchase. What I wanted to do was to render 
my performance spectacular, and in this aim I fully succeeded. 
Auto speed racing at that time was new in New York, and I 
perceived that there was a great chance to do something sensa- 
tional. The affair was pulled off at the Empire City track, be- 
tween Yonkers and Mount Vernon, and I drove a mile in one 
minute flat, beating all previous performances on the circular 
course. — Barney Oldfield. 



Caution Net essary, 

"Really, Mr. Merchant." said the char- 
ity worker, "vou should contribute to this 

worthy object." "Yes." replied Mr. Mer- 
chant, "perhaps some dav 1 will." "Rut 
now is the time. You know 'he gives twice 
who gives quickly.'" "Exactly; if I do 
not take time to think it over I'll give 
as much as 1 should." — Philadelphia 



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Automobiles stored and given the best 
of care. 

Big Red Pierce Great Arrow Cars for 
hire at, all hours. 
Finest cars in t-he cit.y. 

Telephone Franklin 1656 


A Gearless Friction Drive Car 

Sold on a Guarantee 


From $1350,00 to $3150.00 


507 Golden Gate Ave.. San Francisco 



Van Ness and McAllister 


Big Red Pierce 
Great Arrow Cars 

For Hire at all hours 
Finest cars in the city 

Special arrangements 
made for long trips. 

Phone Franklin 1656 

370-372 Golden Gate Aveuue 



Januaey 12, 1907 

Since the last issue of the News Letter, there has been great 
changes in the local automobile world. The most important step 
that has been taken since the automobile first made its appear- 
ance on the coast took place last week, when the dealers of San 
Francisco came together and formed an association. Under 
ordinary circumstances, the organizing of such an- association 
would not have been out of the ordinary, but just at this time 
it marks a turning point in the sport. 

The sport up to the present time lias been all ends. There 
has been a club that has been doing everything in its power to 
advance all interests, but with average success. Now the dealers, 
who must be considered the backbone, have become concrete, and 
are in a position to be of great assistance to themselves and the 
club. These are the steps that the association is taking. It 
proposes to help the club in every way possible. This will 
that the cluli vill lie given a support that will make it possible" 
Eor it to accomplish many things that the enthusiast has been 
clamoring for for some time. The first and foremost step to 
be taken by the Dealers' Association will be the giving of a 

The show is to be given during the week of February L8th 

to 24th in the Colisseum. At first, the dealers were skeptical as 

to whether the show would be a success or not, but all tin:-.' 

fears have vanished. Last Monday a committee started out to 

take up the applications for floor space. Within a few hours. 

18, square feet out of 25,000 square feet, were taken, with 

only half of the trade seen. This will mean that there will be a 

scarcity of space before all the dealers are heard from. Los 

Angeles. San Jose and Oakland are making applications Eor 

space. This indicates that there will be a diversity of vehicles 

to be shown, for there are makes at these places that up to the 

present time have not been seen in the city. 

* * * 

The election of officers of tin- Automobile Dealers' Association 
of California resulted in the selection of J. W. Leavitt, presi- 
dent : Fred .T. Linz, vice-president : Col. H. C'hoynski, secretary : 
Max L. Rosenfeld, treasurer. The other directors are: G. 4. 
Boyer, George E. Middleton, H. W. Bogen, S. G. Chapman and 

C. A. Hawkins. These are the men who will direct the associa- 
tion for the coming year. 

* * * 

The Automobile Club of California has 'offered its assistance 
in making the show a success. This will mean that the week of 
the show will be given over by society to attending the exhibition 
of the modern chariot. 

Many of the cars that will be in the show have already been 
sold to prominent people in society, and the owners will be on 
hand to show their friends the new additions to their automobile 

* * * 

Tt has been proposed during show week to form a State auto- 
mobile Association of all the automobile clubs in the State, and 
all unattached enthusiasts. The association will be a member of 
the American Automobile Association, which is recognized as 
the national body. This association will be formed for the 
express purpose of bettering the conditions of the automobile 
game without the social side, which has to be considered in the 
local chilis. 

The Dealers' Association has decided to start out on a crusade 
againsi the conditions of the city streets. The first thorough- 
fare thai "ill receive its attention will be Golden Gate avenue. 
This avenue is in the worst possible condition that can be imag- 

* * * 

Mr. Calvin C. Fib. vice-president of the Pioneer Automobile 
Company, has gone to New York. Be will attend the automo- 
bile show in the interests of his company. Mr. Bib is one of 
-i known automobile experts on the Pacific Coast, and 
for the past seven years has been connected with the Pioneer 
Automobile Company. This company represents the Winton, 
Olds, Thomas, and the Mercedes ears. Ihning Mr. Eib's stay, 
he will make it a particular point to visit the large Eactori - 
in the interests of his linn, and, in this way. will meet all the 
large buyers. 

Complete Victory for Jones Speedometer 


In awarding the Jones Speedometer the British Auto- 
mobile Clubs' 


the committee of judges — fourteen scientific men — ruled 
that this instrument was the leading speedometer of the 

In competition with eleven speed Indicating devices — in 
which every automobile manufacturing nation of import- 
ance was represented — the Jones Speedometer was the only 
instrument to "stand up" through the 2,000 mile reliability 
test. The award was made on the points of accuracy, dura- 
bility, effect of reversing car on subsequent accuracy of 
the Instrument, price, rapidity of response to variations of 
speed, simplicity of construction and attachment, and steadi- 
ness of reading. 

The Jones Speedometer entered in this contest was selected 
from stock by the committee of judges. 

JONES SPEEDOMETER, 125 W 32d St.., New York 

Manufactured by Jos. W. Jones) 

Agents for Southern California: 
Los Angeles, Cat. 

Agents for Northern California: 
San Franc sco, Cal. 

Keenan Bros. 

Automobile Engineers, Machinists and 

273 Valencia St.. Telephone Market 1985 


The cable that cures ignition trouble. 
Made by 
Packard Electric Co., Warren, Ohio 

Geo. P. Moore Co., ?21 Golden Gate 
Ave., San Francisco, Pacific Coast 

Sing Fat Co. 

San Francisco 



Dragon Trade Mark 

it 4 U <t- 




Has Resumed Business at 
1121 POST ST. near VAN NESS AVE. 

Mail orders promptly filled. 

Formerly 614 Dupont street 
Chinatown San Francisco 



"The Pullman of Motor Cars" 

Guarantee free of repairs for one year. 

428 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco 

January 12. 190 1 ! 





To live and love and sing sweet songs 

Was all the poet sought. 
His robe was threadbare, but he wore 

A diadem of thought. 
The plodders blamed his dreamy ways, 

Nor knew what he had wrought. 

The statesman schemed and spent his wealth 

To buy immortal fame. 
The emperor of half the world 

To grace his banquets came; 
And many little busy men 

Were noisy with his name. 

A thousand years of days and nights 

And names have rolled away. 
The statesman's proud, ephemeral fame 

Sleeps with his nameless clay; 
But the little songs the poet sang 

The whole world knows to-day. 

— Elsa Barker in Munsey's. 


A gateless fence of wire surrounds 
These long-untended burial mounds; 
And on each slanting, fallen stone, 
By moss and lichen overgrown, 
I read, to-day, a name unknown. 

But here, above the unmown sward, 
Ground-flower and golden-rod keep guard, 
While light winds sway the tangled grass 
As, one by one, the summers pass; 
And, though neglected and forgot 
This once-remembered, cared-for spot, 
The dead sleep on and know it not. 

— Eugene C. Dolson in Putnam's Monthly. 


When once Love yawns, kiss your hand to him forever. 

Not any lovely shepherdess or Bhepherd of the plain 
Can hold him with old merriment, with new repining never; 

Not nil your mirth nor all your bears maj bid him back again. 

Kiss your hand and go your «;n nevei parting bolder; 

What is done is done, mi dear, for roses or for rue. 
Yet, ah yet, look hack jusl once, so our ahoulder — 

Who knows Imi he may turn and laugh and reach his hands 
to you. 

— Theodosia Garrison in Munsey's. 

t >li. Time, the souls thai feel, 

'I hat take the deep hurts heal ! 

I'm kind to all unbli 

But first make sot'l your hreast 

For them that wholly trust. 
That love because they must. 

— John Van<e Cheney, in Broadway Magazine. 

At the Palace Hotel: This is the invitation it rigucur n 
San Francisco. It's the grill that brings them to IV- 
Leavenwortli. The location is a splendid one. being close to ail 

The Canadian Bank of Commerce 

With which is amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia. 

Paid-up Capital. $10,000,000. Reserve Fund, $4.iSOO,000 

Aggregate Resources, over $08,000,000 
HON. GEORGE A. COX. President; B. E. WALKER. General Manager; 

ALEX. LAIRD. Asst. Gen. Wall. 

LONDON OFFICE 60 Lombard street. E. C. 

NEW YORK OFFICE— 16 Exchange Place. 

BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA— A tlin. Cranbroolt. Fernte, 
Greenwood. Kamloops. Ladysmlth. Nanaimo, Nelson. New Westmin- 
ster. Penticton. Princeton, Vancouver and Victoria. 

IN YUKON TERRITORY— Dawson and White Horse. 

IN UNITED STATES— Portland, Seattle and Skaguay (Alaska). Also 
110 other branches covering the principal points in Alberta. Saskatche- 
wan. Manitoba and Eastern Canada. 

BANKERS IN LONDON— The Bank of England, the Bank of Scotland. 
Lloyds' Bank, Ltd.. The Union of London, and Smith's Bank. Ltd. 

AGENTS IN CHICAGO— The First National Bank. 

AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS— The Commercial National Bank. 
San Francisco Office — 325 California Street. 

A. Kains. Manager. Bruce Heathcote, Assistant Manager. 


Main Office — 3-5 California street. 

Branch — Cor. Van Ness avenue and Eddy street. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco 

Building at 710 Market St., Opposite Third. 
Guaranteed Capital, $1,000,000 Paid-up Capital, $300,000 

Surplus, $320,000. Assets, $10,000,000 

James D. Phelan, President; S. G. Murphy, Vice-President; James A. 
Hooper, Vice-President; George A. Story, Cashier; C. B. Hobson, As- 
sistant Cashier. 

Directors — James P. Phelan. S. G. Murphy, John A. Hooper, James 
Moffitt, Frank J. Sullivan, Robert McElroy, Rudolph Spreckels, James 
M. McDonald, Charles Holbrook. 

Interest paid on deposits. Loans on approved securities. Deposits may 
be sent by postal order, Wells, Fargo & Co., or exchange on city banks. 

Security Savings Bank 

316 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Cal. 
Authorized Capital, $1.0u0.000 Paid-up Capital, $600,000 

Surplus and Undivided Profits, $2S0.000 
Banking bv mail a specialty. 

Directors— William Babcock. S. L. Abbot/ O. D. Baldwin, Jos. D. 
Grant, E. J. McCutchen, L. F. Monteagle, R. H. Pease. Warren D. 
Clark. James L. Flood. J. A. Donohoe. John Parrott. Jacob Stern. 

The Anglo-Californian Bank, Limited 

Head Office — 18 Austin Friars, London, E. C. 
Capital Authorized. $6,000,000 Paid-up. $1,500,000 

Subscribed. $3,000,000 Reserve Fund. $700,000 

The bank transacts a general banking business, sells drafts, makes 
telegraphic transfers, and Issues letters of credit available throughout 
the world. Sends bills for collection, loans money, buys and sells ex- 
change and bullion. 


T. FRIEDI.ANDER. Cashier. 

Central Trust Company of California 

42 Montgomery Street, Corner Sutter. 
Assets, $6,000,000 Paid -Up Capital and Reserve. $1,750,000 

Authorized to act as Executor. Administrator. Guardian or Trustee, 
Check accounts solicited. Legal depository Tor money In Probate Court 
proreedings. Interest paid on Savings Accounts at 3 6-10 per cent per 

French American Bank, 

of San Francisco. 

Corner Montgomery and Market Sts. 
Capital Paid in. $l,niio.OOO Undivided Profits. $125,000 

Charles Carpy, president; Arthur Lcgaltet, Y t; Leon Boc- 

queraz, Vice-President; John G hler; M. Otrard, Asst Cashier. 

Empowered by law to act as Trustee, Bxecuti r, Guar- 

dian. Receiver an i and to do a general banking business. 

The German Savings &. Loan Society 

526 California Street. 
Gmrnntc«*d eapilal and turpi us. $2 578.695.41 
Capital actually paid-up in cash. $1 .OOO.OW.OO 

Drpo«uDec. I, 1906. $38,531,917.28 
F. Tillman. Jr.. president; Daniel Meyer, iv st Vice-President; Emil 

Rohte. Second Vice-President; A. H. R. Schmidt. Caaliler; William Herr- 
mann, Asst. Cashier; < leorjra Ton rny. Secretary; A. H. Muller. Asst. 
Secretary; Good fellow & Eells. General Attorneys. 

tors— P. Tillman. Jr.; l'aniel Meyer. Emil Rohte. Ign. Stelnhardt. 
I, N. Walter. N. Ohlandt, J. W, Van Be.gen. E. T. Kruse. W. S. Good- 

London, Paris and American Bank, Ltd, 


Subscribed Capital. {:\f,00.000. -up Capital, J2.000.000 

rve Fund. $1,200,000. 

Head Offi. ineedle St.. London. E. C. 

AGENTS— New cy of the London. Paris and American 

Bank. Limited, No. 10 W I Freres 

Draw direct on the principal cities of 
the world. ' and Travelers" ci 


i'HCL. Cashier. 

Alfred E. Blake, M. D. 

Diseases of the Mouth and Teeth 

Office Hours. 8:30 to 9:30 o*. M.; 2:00 to 3:30 P. M. 

Office-- 1703 O'Farrell St., cor. Fillmore.San Francisco 




January 12, 1907 

The Union Assurance Company of England, according to ru- 
mors reported in the London Daily Telegraph, of London, Eng- 
land, is about to be absorbed by the Commercial Union of Eng- 
land. There are rumors on this side among the insurance men 
of the coast that the deal has already been consummated, but it 
is unverified at the time of going to press. 

* * * 

The Alliance has been regarded as being among the best and 
leading of the British companies, and owned its own office 
building on California street, between Montgomery and Sansome 
streets. This same property is now advertised for sale, which 
confirms the rumor that it is to withdraw. Under Mr. C. F. 
Muilins, manager, the Alliance has done a profitable business 
up to the time of the earthquake. Its withdrawal comes as 
somewhat of a surprise. It leaves the coast, and leaving the 
coast, leaves the United States with a creditable record, and it 
is to be regretted that this company, with its carrying capacity, 
deprives our insurers of just this amount more of protection. 
The company has already ceased writing. 

The Alliance began business in 1824. Its United States trus- 
tees number such prominent names as August Belmont and 
John I. Waterburv. It ranked as among the few companies 
which remitted to the home office in England instead as is the 

usual custom of drawing. 

* * * 

The Norwich and London Accident Insurance Association of 
Norwich, England, has made up its mind to come to the United 
States and compete for a share of this country's profitable acci- 
dent business. It is proposed to have the head office in this coun- 
try at Boston, and Almon B. Cilley, formerly general agent at 
that city for the United States Casualty Company of New York, 
has been appointed United States manager for the Norwich and 
London. The association was organized in lsSolj, and has a sul>- 
scribed capital of £200,000, of which one-half is paid-up. Its 
premium income in 1905 was £238,584, and it showed a com- 
bined loss and expense ratio for that year of 87.7 per cent. The 
company is authorized to transact accident, health, working- 
men's compensation, employers' liability, fidelity, burglary, bail 
and plate glass insurance. It is, however understood that for 
the present it will confine its operations here to personal accident 
and employers' liability insurance. 

On being interviewed, the leading accident men of the coast 
say that it will not affect conditions in the local field. The most 
prevalent idea that is advanced is. that if the Norwich enters this 
field it will be calm and dignified, and not run to extremes in 
policy forms, and promises which the agents claim is the pres- 
ent fault. In fact, as expressed by one of the leaders in this 
branch of insurance, "The great need now is a company which 
will not promise too much, and which is of sufficient strength 
to prove to the other companies that business can he obtained 
on a paying basis without promising benefits impossible of main- 
taining and making a profit." 

* * * 

The main topic of conversation along the street and in the 
clubs where insurance men do congregate is, "What is the 
Legislature going to do." It is well known that there is a joint 
kind of incendiary feeling between the members of the Legisla- 
ture and those of their constituents, who have nothing to insure. 
What this element will try to do remains to be seen. What they 
will do is like unto a cypher with the rim torn off. There is 
not nor has there been any objection discovered so Jar among the 
insurance men to any legislation which is fair. Per contra, manv 
of the best insurance men talked with by the representative of 
the News Letter state the more legislation the merrier. Not so 
far as can be found out is there any disposition manifested to 
maintain a lobby. The managers feel that the Legislators are 
honest, and will be governed by right principles. They are 
informed of cinch bills, so they say, one of which has already 
been printed. This and kindred bills will not need any reasons 
or influence to defeat. The companies are relying on the ordi- 
nary common sense and the love of a square deal which rules in 

California, to protect them from inimical legislation. This is 
a fine stand for them to take. It is creditable to the insurance 
men and a compliment to the Legislature. The News Letter's 
advice is, however, that the ounce of prevention is better than a 

ear-load of cure.. 

* * * 

The British-America of Canada is to leave California, and 
has ceased to write business in this territory. The Western will 

keep on. 

* * * 

The number of buildings which are being budt in the old 
insurance section would astonish a native, not to speak of a 
new-comer. The German-American is building a building for 
its own use, and the West Coast Life Insurance Company is 
building. The National Fire Insurance Company is to have a 
new building. The Royal is to rebuild, and it is beyond the 
question of a doubt that in the spring-lime the old-time process 
of looking for insurance men, life or fire, will be carried on in 
California street. 

* * * 

William C. Anderson, receiving teller of the First National 
Bank of Kansas City. Mo., who absconded December 1st, was ar- 
rested at Austin, Texas, December 19th, and was taken back 
from that point to Kansas City by James E. Lucy, Inspector in 
the employ of the American Surety Company. Prior to the 
capture of Anderson, the American Surety Company paid the 

bails the amount of its bond. -$10,000. 

* * i 

Mr. George King, F. I. A., F. F'. A., and other initials, is a 
British actuary of international prominence. It appears that 
the Supreme Chief Ranger of the Independent Order of For- 
esters has submitted to the present Royal Commission of Canada 
which is investigating life insurance conditions in that country 
in somewhat similar style to what the Armstrong investigating 
committee did in New York, a table which, it was alleged by 
the Chief Ranger, Mr. King prepared. Mr. King, in a sworn 
affidavit, made in London, England, denied that he ever saw 
the figures presented to the commission or made the tables. In 
Lis affidavit he uses the following language. It is headed section 

Will Sell 
1000 yds. Figured Linoleum 


45c per Square Yard 
1000 yards Inlaid Linoleum 


$1,15 Per Square Yard 


Carpets, Furniture, 
Lace Curtains, Rugs, 
Wall Paper, Draperies 

FLLIS ST., Bet. Polk and Van Ness 

Jantary 12. 190; 



"The only occasion on which I have ever written about the 
I. 0. F. was when 1 contributed an anonymous editorial leading 
article on May •>. I902j to the Post Magazine and Insurance 
Monitor, which is the principal insurance paper in the United 
Kingdom. A copy of the issue containing the article on page 
320 is annexed hereto and marked Gr. lv. II. The article was 
written in order to expose the unscrupulous methods pursued 
by the I. 0. F. in canvassing for business; methods identical 
with those pf another assessment, concern — which has been the 
cause of much litigation in the United Kingdom — and stigma- 
tized as tricky and misleading in a scathing judgment in the 
case of "Foster versus the Mutual Reserve Fund," which was 
decided against the company by the British House of Lords sit- 
ting as the final Court of Appeal." 

This is comforting language to the News Letter, which has 
repeatedly warned the public against the same concern which 
the eminent actuary so forcibly scores in his sworn testimony. 

The Association of Life Insurance Companies' presidents has 
been formed, on the invitation of President Paul Morton, of 
the Equitable. The meeting was held in the Waldorf Astoria at 
New York, and, briefly stated, its object was to further the life 
insurance interests to both policy-holders and companies. Af- 
ter electing the officers and committees, the meeting adjourned 
to the 17th inst., at which time the by-laws and the constitution 
will be passed on. The agents are looking for the outcome of 
this meeting with a great deal of anxiety, since one of the planks 
of its proposed platform is a reduction of expenses, which in it- 
self means a reduction of commissions. 

* * * 

Outside of the changes noted in this and previous numbers, 
the prediction of the News Letter that there would be plenty of 
them has come to pass. The withdrawal of the Alliance and the 
British America was told long ago, the fact that Mr. Deering 
would resign, and that the Hamburg Bremen was about to try 
and come back was unknown. Mr. Deering resigns to engage in 
the local business in Portland, so he says. The Pennsylvania 

Fire will miss him. 

* * * 

In regard to a local company, so far as can be learned, there 
is absolutely no truth in the rumor thai there is a contemplated 
change of secretary. 


One of the daily papers has published the item we print be- 
low. If this is true, it is too bail that a reputable company 
Bhould adopt such tactics, even for a daj : 

"The Union Assurance Company of London, England, has 

issued from its San Francisco branch notices to policy-holders 
canceling all policies remaining over December 31st. These 
notices all bear the following explanation: 'Wc regret to serve 
you with the following notice, which is in compliance with head- 
office instructions, to immediately reduce their block lines and 
liabilities in San Francisco In specific limits.' The company's 
agents here have notified theii direct customers thai ihev will be 
ready to issue new policies covering the old lines on January 1st. 
In a Hold, the Union Assurance of London, one of the oldest 
and best known insurance corporations of the world, desires to 
reduce its liability for the space of twenty-four hours. Not only 
in San Francisco has this -, iken, but in New York and 

other parts of the United States. There is an annual sworn 
statement bo he filed with the insurance commissioners of New 

York and California in the beginning of the year, in which as- 
sets and liabilities are to be set forth. This slalement is as of 
December 31st, so that the law Is it the actual financial 

condition of the company on thai day is shown, without refer- 
ence to ii- condition at any other time." 

Meanwhile. Japan can buy all the munitions of war she 

may want in San Francisco for Spot cash. 





," m (I a, l akin troubled. "^ little 

- i>% frae ferhaft than 

imitations, but n reason f,>r ,t." 

Dotlihlful after ihavltiiiinil after bith- 

Inj, Bold evarytliriT.firmnrpcl en rpo-lplof 

, '<>■ Got Monoen'i ( Sample p *-,-e 

| Gerhard Mennen Company, - Newark, N. J. 

Schmitz dcliiis the Grand Jury when it comes to depriv- 
ing him of his honor. That he will hang onto, even if he has 
to take it with him to prison. 


The California Safe Deposit 
and Trust Co. 

Cordially invites you to open a checking 
account and will pay you 

2 Per Cent Interest on Daily Balances 

Your account will be welcomed at the 
Home Office, or the Branch that is most 
convenient for you. 

Home Oftice 
California and Montgomery 


West End- - - 1531 Devisadero 
Up-town- - - 1 740 Fillmore 
Mission - - - - 92 T Valencia 




H. Bette 

1 163 ELLIS STREET, S. F. 

Formerly 424 Sutter Street. 

Importer of Fine Novelties, cTWaker of Ladies 
Tailored Suits, Riding Habits a Specialty". 


Gut Shippers Rate 

T <>leDhone Ds 


ll is necessary to eat. but one .Iocs not merely live to eat or 
eat to live. Pleasant surroundings are wanted by all. and a per- 

tlisine is a necessity to proper enjoyment. The Palace 
Grill. Tost and Leavenworth streets, is the epitome of all good 





January 12, 190V 

A Tcge Rfcsft® Stoy 

Among the dust of the road, still glittering in the rays of the 
setting sun, the evening mail coach passed, the old vehicle jolt- 
ing about and the bells jingling on the little white horses. Thou 
Claudine appeared at the door of the little white house. With 
her hand over her eyes and her elbow high in the air, she stood 
motionless in sharp relief against the dark background of the 
interior. The young woman's robust chest was inflated with 
patient, joyous expectation, and the blood rising under her brown 
skin brightened her black eyes and imparted a still deeper redness 
to her laughi ig lips that contrasted with the shining whiteness 
of her teeth. 

In the distance, the sun, sinking ever lower, fastened its dying 
rays upon the fleecy tops of the wooded hillsides, imprinting upon 
the dark green of the old oaks points of light that quivered 
against the blue horizon, but nearer, a large ray, piercing the 
verdure, enveloped, as with a last and tardy caress, the rounded 
summit of a naked hillock, whose slopes, dying at the turn of 
road, presented in the shadow a long, dull gray stretch of plowed 

Claudine knew that beneath these slopes, over which resounded 
in the stillness of the evening the sonorous voices of the laborers 
urging on their oxen, lav immense quarries corroding the earth 
and extending on and on infinitely, seeming, with their but- 
tressed galleries, like the suddenly-cleared-up ruins of some 
buried city; and thither her thoughts went, in search of her 

She saw him, young like herself and very handsome, perched 
on some high scaffolding, toiling at the top of the quarry in the . 
trembling light of lamps that looked like stars, amid the con- 
tinual and monotonous dripping of the waters; but now his labor 
ended, he descended and arranged his tools; then very quickly, 
thinking of her and impatient for her kisses, he came through 
the dark passages where the trucks had dug ruts in the mud. 

Quarrymen, wearing gaudy sashes, with jackets thrown over 
their shoulders, were beginning to appear in a series of groups 
along the white road. Their voices rose, sometimes in song — 
voices vibrating like waves of sunlight and as rough as the sur- 
rounding country. 

Incessantly the procession lengthened. 

One by one Claudine recognized the sunburnt faces as they 
grew more and more distinct. But her man did not yet appear, 
and suddenly, as she was examining with her sharpest look the 
farthest groups on the hillside, whose contour seemed to sink, a 
cloud of dust shot up, high and enormous, casting a vast shadow. 

The quarrymen stopped short in the road ; then they ran back, 
and at the same time, with a settling of all the neighboring ter- 
ritory, a tremendous explosion burst out like a peal of thunder 
and rolled through the valley. The quarry had fallen in. 

Claudine uttered a cry and fell upon the road with arms out- 

Under the ground, full of crevices and covered with fallen 
houses that spread their broken red-tiled roofs over the ruins 
like a mantle, quarrymen were buried, at inaccessible and hope- 
less depths; and near the foot of the hill, at a point where the 
engineers were trying to pierce a gallery, Claudine in a crouch- 
ing posture, with a wild look on her face and refusing to budge, 
awaited her man. 

For days she remained there, unable to believe in the disaster 

Founded A. D. 1792. 

Insurance Go. of North America 

of Philadelphia, Penn. 
Alliance of Philadelphia 

Paid-up Capital $3,000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders 6,922,016 

JAMES O. BAILEY, General Agent. 

Monadnock Building, San Francisco^ 

Fire. Marine and Inland hisnrnnrp. 

Connecticut Fire Insurance Go. 

of Hartford. Established 1850. 

Capiwl tl.OOO.000 

Total assets ' . 5.401.5^8 31 

Surplu. u> Policy Holder. 1.922.305 24 

December &Ut,lQ0B 

BENJAMIN J. SMITH, Manager Pacific 
Department, 525 13th St., Oakland. 
COLIN M. BOYD, Agent. 

Cash Capital. J200.UU0. Cash Assets. $544,993 

Pacific Coast Casualty Go. 

of California. 
Employers' Liability, General Liability. Teams, 
Elevators, Workmen's Collective, Vessels, Bur- 
glary, Plate Glass Insurance. 

Officers — Edmund F. Green. President; John 
C. Coleman, Vice-President; P. A. Zane, Secre- 
tary; Ant. Borel & Co., Treasurers; F. P. Ueer- 
Ing, Counsel. 

Directors— A. Borel, fl. E. Bothln, Edward 
L. Brayton, John C .Coleman, F. P. beerlng, 
E. F. Green. I. W. Hellman, Jr.. George A. 
Pope. T-lenry Uosenfeld, Adoiph A. Son. William 
S. Tevis. 
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Capital $6,700,000 

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Temporary office, 466 Tenth St., Oakland. 

Telephone West 3332 

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and unwilling to be consoled, her eyes fixed obstinately upon the 
gallery which they were opening. 

Bui the work caused fresh settlings of the soil, and then water 
flowed into the gallery, and they were obliged to stop their la- 

Then gloomily she climbed the hill. At the top, the workmen 
were now boring a shaft. She crouched down near them, watch- 
ing the piston go up and down with a continuous, mechanical 
movement, the dull shocks of which, occurring at regular inter- 
vals, quieted her and filled her with soothing hopes. But the 
steel screws began to break off in the flinty strata, and then they 
penetrated into the sands, which began to roll down continually, 
filling the shaft. 

Haggard and grim, the workmen persisted for a time, but soon 
they threw down their tools in despair and the band dispersed. 
Claudine was left alone upon the ravaged ground amid the results 
of the abortive labors, broken, inert, feeling only one desire 
within her — the wish that she were dead. 

"Claudine," whispered a voice near her. 

She recognized one of the quarrymen ; she knew that his name 
was Pierre, and remembered having seen him at work with the 
others. He showed his callous hands, his soiled clothing, and 
-suddenly, before he had spoken, as she saw the look of gentle 
sadness which ho gave her, she burst into a fit of tears. 

He, finding nothing to say, knelt beside her, allowing her to 
weep, only pressing the young woman's hand the tighter at each 
sob, with an expression of anguish on his face. 

Gradually she became calm. She heard him saying things the 
meaning of which escaped her, leaving her only the sensation of 
a vague and very gentle murmur that lulled her into childlike 
docility. And she suffered herself to be led away, almost uncon- 
scious, he full of precautions and attentions, addressing her in 
caressing tones, as though she were an invalid, while, from time 
to time, also, she stopped to heave long sighs that suddenly broke 
into tears, after which her head would drop upon the man's 

Days passed. The quarrymen were lost, undiscoverable, dead, 
it was declared, crashed by the rocks. This thought was a 
satisfaction to Claudine. In the long, idle hours in which these 
things were talked over, she listened silently, in mournful at- 
titudes, Sliding gradually a soothing charm in being pitied. Little 

bv little she seemed to awake as from a great distance; and ar 
tin' same time, insensibly, tl xigencies of life presented them- 
selves to her mind; she began to live again, with the progressive 
growth of a slow fear, that of poverty and solitude. 

Then she became interested in the news, in the subscriptions 
opened for the relief of the victims. And suddenly she had a 
Heeling of rest, almost of joy, when Pierre, returning from the 
city, told her that the sums subscribed were sufficient to warrant 
an annuity for the widows, and that she had been allowed one of 
GOO francs. 

Then, idle and patiently awaiting events, she daily returned to 
the quarries. Often Pierre accompanied her, with his accus- 
tomed gentleness. There they spoke in low voices and walked 
with muffled tread, respectful of the grave. In these habitual 
visits as to a cemetery, where both went, over the hillside, through 
the melancholy of the thick woods, under the perpetual influence 
of the same thoughts, Claudine's tears gradually ceased to flow. 
Insensibly they arrived at conversations and slow and gentle 
reveries in which new possibilities began to shape themselves. 

Gradually a weight was lifted from the young woman's breast; 
the, horizon, long confined, enlarged about her, and in the trem- 
bling dawn of a new future there was a new and indefinable im- 
pression that grew rapidly in the penetrating charm of silence. 
Little by little, in the heat of summer, under the breath of the 
trees, her sorrow wore away and lamentable death vanished in 
the distance, while slowly, like sap, a new love grew up that ir- 
radiated and enveloped them, but of which they dared not speak, 
out of respect for the grave which enabled them to meditate. 

"Claudine," said the man at last. 


"Suppose we marry?" 

"It has been only two months," said she, suddenly becoming 

"Oh, I do not hurry you. I meant * * * later * * would 
you ?" 

"Yes," she sighed, "later." 

Thenceforth it was an understood thing between them, upon 
which their thought centered more and more, according the dead 
only a friendly memory, a feeling of tender gratitude. They be- 
gan to make plans. They wandered about in their accustomed 
walks, with the manners of open lovers, and soon upon the hill- 






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side tomb, amid the entwinings of the flowers, laughter was heard 
and then kisses. 

One evening they went among the rocks loosened by the dis- 
aster. There, in the gentle warmth of the twilight, in their slow 
reverie of peasants, they looked through the trees below at the 
glittering of a stream, and, farther on, at the windings of the 
white road and the surrounding hills that inclosed them in a vast 

Suddenly, a strange noise startled them. It was in the ground 
beneath them, like the stirring of a beast at the bottom of a hole. 
They bent over the edge of a crevice ; and there the noise, more 
distinct, seemed to them like the desperate clambering of a man 
in a narrow ditch. At first they were transfixed with fear of the 
unknown; then at the same time the same thought struck them — 
the thought of the quarrymen buried alive. 

From the bottom an appeal rose, far away, veiled, almost a 

"It is he !'" hissed Claudine, her knees trembling. 

Pierre was livid as he straightened up. He ! The dead already 
so far away, already disappeared in the abyss id' irremediable 
things! And thus was their love to be broken, the future ruined, 
the beautiful future, over which Claudine's 600 francs threw the 
glitter of fortune? 

By what right did he come back? His image now appeared, 
not in friendly perspective, surrounded with graceful memories, 
but as a menacing spectre suddenly arisen on the ruins of a shat- 
tered dream. 

Meanwhile, the appeal rose again; they could imagine the ex- 
haustion of the wretched man after crawling under ground for 
nearly three months, living on roots and water, in the darkness, 
and doubtless aroused to a last effort by the perfume of the sun- 
bathed woods entering through the crevices in the ground. Pierre 
uttered a cry and threw himself violently backward, the victim 
of a bitter struggle. 

But again the appeal rose, sinister, lamentable; and pity gained 
the victory. 

Then he shouted fevi rishl] and suddenly: 

"Wait for me ! I run; I will come back with a rope. The hole 
is just big enough !"' 

And he ran madly down the hillside. 

Left alone, Claudine looked fixedly at a rock overhanging the 
crevice. She shuddered ; a breath would loosen it, and it would 
crush the man below. Suddenly she arose, staggering as if 
drunk, and bent over toward the rock. 

It loosened and rolled into the gulf. 

There was a dull shock, a cry, then all was still: livid, and 
leaning over the abyss, Claudine listened in the silence. — From 
the French of Eeibrach, in Short Sti azine. 

When University of California students do the rough- 
house act in their boarding or rooming houses, they advertise 
their homes as pretty tough places. 

There are not a few disconsolate after-Christmas hus- 
bands. They can find no market for the cigars the wife gave, 
and it would vitiate their life insurance policies to smoke them. 

AVonder what has become of the fellow who writes col- 
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Let us hope he is in the angel business. 

The gentleman who runs Japan has found out' that his 

twenty-four year old subjects won't pass muster for Bchool child- 
ren in this neck of the American woods. 

The Standard Oil Company is resting peacefully under 

ti,428 counts. It knows the chances are good that they will 
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Bryce, the new British Ambassador to Washington, is a 

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Turrene adjusted the lump of sugar on the llat spoon which 
lay from rim to rim of his glass. 

He turned the tap of the water-globe, and the drops began 
to fall, gently dissolving the sugar, and clouding the green liquid 
below. Turrene leant baek in his seat, and watched the delicate 
operation with loving eyes. 

It was the Green Hour. In the cafe the air was heavy, deli- 
cious. Lights sparkled. Dominoes clattered on the table. Jean, 
bald-headed and white-aproned, hurried busily with aperatifs: a 
prince of ancient waiters. 

His glass half-filled, Turenne turned off the water tap. Luxu- 
riously he sipped his absinthe. 

Life was good — provided one lived in Paris. Elsewhere — ugh! 
Turenne felt that he could not exist elsewhere. .Paris — dear, 
dear Paris! 

Turenne was poor. What matter? A journalist has no busi- 
ness to be rich, he would say, laughing. He was careful to laugh 
in such a manner as to exhibit his perfect teeth. 

Turenne was a paragraph writer. His paragraphs were gems — 
wickedly-sparkling gems, perhaps — but still, gems ; undoubtedly 
gems of their kind. Not very well paid, but sufficiently so to 
give him his glass of absinthe. 

And some one had actually proposed that he should leave his 

beloved Paris. Absurd ! They offered him money ! 

Money ! 

He beckoned old Jean. 

"John !" — it was the fashion to be very English just then, and 
Turenne prided himself on being in the latest movement: — 
"John ! How would you like to go to Saigon?" 

The waiter shrugged meagre, age-bent shoulders: "To Saigon, 
Monsieur Turenne? A place barbarous, is it not?" 

•'Barbarous, you say true, John. But it seems this barbarous 
place is civilized enough to possess a journal. Messieurs the 
owners of this journal have done me the honor to Invite trie in 

cross the ocean to their barbarous country and edit it. Me! 
Turenne! To edit a journal in Saigon!" 

"Docs monsieur intend to accepl P" 

"Accept, John? Name of a pipe! I am poor — true; but to 
exile myself — no. They offer me live times whal 1 earn now — 
the fools. I could save' lor inv old age; perhaps they think that 
might lie an inducement, [diota! \- though 1 would Bell mj 

youth for the prospects of old age!" 

"Then you will decline. Monsieur Turenne?" 

"Absolutely. All the gold in the world would not induce cm 

to go lo their ab inable Saigon, I tell you. I exist in Paris, 

and in Paris only. 1 should era-.- to breathe an hour after I 
took possession of my desk in this frightful Saigon. 1 should 
die— die of the lack ok Paris oi this He waved Ins arm 

around the Cafe, and indicated the thronged sheet outside 

splashed with light from the windows. Turenne enjoyed being 

Jean sprain; oil' to serve another customer, and then 
Lack and stood sympathetically silent. Turenne had fallen into 

■i brown study. He had been struck by a brillianl idea for a 
paragraph — a scurrilous paragraph one which would make 
Paris resound « ith cruel laughter an. oiled as 

be Httcd the woi 1- together for tie- 

"Mademoiselle has not been here for long?" said Jean at 

"Who?" Turenne woke up. "Oh— Mimi? 1 see nothing ol 
oil with a rub Austrian. 1 was glad. I 
was tiled of Mimi— yes, tired. She did not understand me— 
Minn. Women soon' bore one. eh. John;-"" He sipped his ab- 
sinthe. "Besides," he added. "I could not afford Mimi. Such 
playthings are expensive." 

dean expressed the well-trained waiter's acquiescence with a 
sardonic grin. He had seen many Mimi? conic and go. ha: 

-And now," said Turenne, finishing his absinthe, "l 

write and tell these gentlemen of Saigon thai I cannot accept 
their stupid offer. Ketch pen and paper, John." 

to the inner end of the cafe. Keiuru 
brought not only pen and paper, hut a letter. 

you, Monsieur Turenne.'" he said. "It ha> been waiting 
this morning! ' 1 did riot know." 

Turennc's eyebrows contracted as he caught the superscription. 
He opened the letter and read. 

He read his doom. 

A piteous letter; piteous in its simplicity, its bad spelling, 
its tawdry monogram. 

Piteous — yes; and from Mimi. 

Her Austrian had cast her off. She was ill — dying — alone. 
The doctor said she would linger six months — a year at most — 
but always in her bed. She had no money. Could Turenne 
spare her a few francs now and then, for the sake of old times? 
Merely a few francs each week, so that she might keep her 
lodgings and die in peace. A few francs ! 

Mimi — who had left him for the rich Austrian — who had 
bored him — who had not appreciated his cleverness — who was 
too expensive a plaything — whom he was glad to get rid of — 
Mimi ! 

She was dying. Six months, perhaps a year — a lingering dis- 
ease — horrible. He shuddered at its very name. No, he could 
never bring himself to look upon her face again — in that condi- 

Dully, he scanned the cafe — its sparkling lights, its green 
glasses, its intent domino-players. Jean was chatting to 
Madame the proprietress, who sat in a high desk at the back en- 
trance. The domino-players rattled their pieces on the marble- 
topped tables. Cigarette smoke dimmed the air. 

In the street, fiacres, 'buses, carriages, swam by, blurred by the 
rain-damped window. 

Paris ! 

Turenne mechanically felt in his pockets. A few francs ! For 
six months — perhaps a year — a few francs now and then, to 
keep a roof above the dving woman's head. But a few francs 
meant so much to him ! A journalist has no business to be 
rich, he had said. Pool! 

Mimi, dying — and he, Turenne, able only to earn enough to 
support himself! 

But there was Saigon? 

Turenne folded Mimi's scrawl, and placed it in his pocket. 
He picked up the pen which Jean had brought, dipped it in the 
ink. and wrote. His letter was short, but when he had finished 
it, there were beads of perspiration on his face * * * 

He sealed the letter and called to Jean for a stamp. 

Jean brought the stamp and officiously attached it to the en- 

"So you have declined the advantageous offer, Monsieur Tu- 
renne?" he queried, tendering his patron's hat and stick — both 
very English, indeed, the dernier rri. 

"No, John. I have fallen beneath temptation." Turenne 
Laughed, remembering to turn his bead so that Madame, the 
proprietress, might have a glimpse of his beautiful teeth. "I 
ited. 1 have agreed to call to-morrow at the office and 
receive my ticket and passage expenses. These people are gen- 
erous; they pay expenses, it seems!" 

The door swung behind Turenne's retreating figure. 

Jean rambled placidly to Madamc's desk and told her the 

They were to lose a customer. "Myself I do not regret 

him," declared .lean. "Fie was a poor creature, this Monsieur 

Turenne. living for nothing but his absinthe, and writing his 

dirty paragraphs." Jean made a gesture of contempt. "He 

talks i'a ris. Poseur! Off he goes to this 

in place — and why? For money! He will get his absinthe 

there bein? That is all he cares for. The lady who 

used to cone bete with him — he let her go; did he disgust him- 

She did well, the lady, to make friends with some Austrian 

fellow. This Turenne was no friend for her." 

Madame agreed with dean that Turenne was not gentil.. To 

■a a lady to a rival without so much as an effort — to leave 

Paris for an outlandish place called Saigon — for the recompense 

of a little mort money — No. decidedly; Monsieur Turenne was 


The dominoes rattled : ih* players laughed; Madame and .Teat 

fully. And Turenne was posting his letter. 

— ir<7rrf Muir in London Opinion 

the service, and, in fact, all things connected with the Little 
Palace Hotel, stamp it as the perfection in its line in San Fran- 

oted the vice-president an increase in salary. 

There must be something done .tgjeeep up interest in the job. 



Januaey 12, 1907 

Ute Hack WrnH@ir 9 § IR®wifcg@ 

There was a knock on the door, and when Scribble opened it, 
Spacer walked in. 

"Hello!" said Scribble, and •'Hello!" answered Spacer. 

Then. -Have a drink!" said Scribble, to which Spacer enthu- 
siastically assented. 

The ceremony performed, Spacer announced his errand — con- 
cealing the fact, which Spacer knew anyway, that thoughts of 
the bottle had not been altogether absent from his mind during 
the journey. 

"I have a story here," said Spacer, "which has been rejected 
r mag ines. Looks to me like a good story, and I can't 
understand why it always comes back. I want you to look it 
over and sei if you can tell what is the matter with it." 

"That's funny." said Scribble. "I have one that has come 
back five times, and I want your judgment on it. I'll let you 
read it if you'll promise to give an honest criticism." 

"Just what I want, too," said Spacer. "Rip it to pieces if you 
don't like it." 

"Same here — no friendly business in this." 

They had another drink, then exchanged manuscripts. 

Scribble glanced al Spacer now and then, watching for him 
to reach page four, which contained an unusually fine passage, 
worked out with elaborate tare. It jarred him to notice that 
Spacer stopped to roll a cigarette before he had gone half way 
through the page, and, that task completed, merely glanced 
through the rest of it. We wondered why Spacer smiled slightly. 

1 1 was at about this instant that Spacer noted that Scribble 
read through page five, an uproariously funny page, without 
a smile. This hurt Spacer. He had expected more apprecia- 
tion from Scribble, whose stories tie had often appreciated and 

At last they finished and looked at each other. 

"This isn't a bad story." said Scribbler, judicially. 

"And this is nretty good." said Spacer. 

Each had expected something more. 

"Now. this Hopkins." said Scribble, "strikes me as 

a little weak. Don't you think it ought to be touched up a 

Spacer flushed. He had worked bard over Hopkins, and was 
proud of him. "That's the way I intended him," he grunted. 
"That's a subdued character. You've gone to just the other 
extreme with this girl Sybil. She sticks out like a bunch of red 
paint all through the story. Now, to be honest, Scribble " 

"Honest! You'd better learn to write before you criticise. 
1 didn't intend to tell you what I really think about your story, 
but now " 

"What you say can't hurt me, because your judgment doesn't 
amount to anything. You proved it when you tried to sell this 
stuff. No wonder it came hark Sve ti 

"Tours will be up to the five mark if you send it out again. 
You asked me for a truthful criticism of it. and I want to toil 
\ i'.lil now that I think " 

Spai ■■)• laughed deris 

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like mine." 

Having said this, which Scribble would have said had he 
thought of it, Spacer, with a regretful glance at the bottle, 
walked out. 

"Idiot!" he said, as he stamped down the stairs. 

"Damned fool," said Scribble, as he tipped the bottle. 

John Finke. who celebrated Christmas by throwing the 

turkey and other dinner fixings into the sewer, and then stab- 
bing one of his sons because the latter objected to this manner 
of disposing of the meal, dors not have to go to jail. When his 
case came into court, tire family had decided not to prosecute. 
Fine! John now knows that when he gets drunk again he will 
be at liberty to "cut up" some more ; he will take full advantage 
of the privilege. 

Berkeley wants to be a great manufacturing center, witn 

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vinistic Sunday-school, hut what Berkeley most wants is a lot 
of common sense in high places. 

And now comes a long-haired cultist, who says in a little 

while the world will have no need of preachers. His fee for 
telling you all about it is $10 for ten lessons. Has he followers? 
Well, look at his fine clothes and jewelry. Yes, it pays him. 


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presumption is that all churches arc erected to God and dedi- 
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which leads to salvation in heaven. The presumption is, too, 
that a church of the Living God abounds with His grace and 
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sufficiency of its authority to save. The church is supposed to be 
God's earthly tabernacle wherein he meets mankind face to face 
and tells them of mansions in the world of souls, where they 
are liberated from the earth, earthy, that have been prepared for 
all who are worthy. His church is the place of instruction and 
preparation for the world of peace and love and purity. 

The publishing house of the Methodist Episcopal Church is 
an auxiliary and the chief helper of the church. Here the word 
of God, the cpmmands and the admonitions of the Almighty, 
and the glad tidings of the Lord Christ are printed in every 
language for distribution in all lands and among all peoples, 
but since it pleases this church of God to decline to submit to 
the dictation of organized labor in its mammoth undertaking, 
labor unions day they will boycott the church by declaring war 
against "it — th'at is to say, unless the Almighty yields submis- 
sion to organized labor and refuses to recognize the humanity and 
right of non-unionists to salvation, labor unions will bankrupt 
Him in His effort to save mankind through the means of prom- 
ises and their acceptance of his Word by books and pamphlets 
and books of song unless He will agree to let the unions super- 
vise His business and say who shall and who shall not labor on 
His propaganda work, this is a little further than labor unions 
have hitherto gone in their effort to run the universe, and it 
remains to be seen if the Lord will resign in their favor, but 
most likely he will not yield to their dictation. 

But in the matter of boycotting the church, things are not 
clear. If labor union members of the church are to be rejected 
by the Almighty if they do not cancel their membership in the 
church and refuse to return to it unless non-union men are ex- 
pelled, that fact should be known. If no man is to have the 
consolation of the church and a hope for salvation unless he is 
a labor unionist, and that non-union men must be considered 
children of the devil and shorn of all rights as human beings, 
the public should know it. Anyway, it should be definitely 
known if the labor trust or the Almighty is going to run the visi- 
ble world. 

A despatch from Washington speaks of Senator Plati as 

feeling very much better, hut there is no intimation as to whether 
it is his mortis or his domestic snarls 01 bis ballet girls that is 
putting new life into his old 

The only thing that comes I rue when you dream about 

money is, that when you awake you find your wife has been 
through your breeches pockets. P. S. — She says ves. but it was 

like going through span-. 

A new religious seel has turned up in Chicago. Sun- 
worshippers is the name they give themselves. It is altogether 
:i religion of faith, for the obj their worship is never seen 
in that burg in the fl inter. 

When certain high Government officials in Washington 

get it straight in their heads thai ibis nation will keep on doing 

business in the same old way after they are gathered to their 

CS, DO doubt their minds will be easier. 

Berkeley, the great educational, intellectual, cultured 

and moral center of the universe, will hereafter depend on Bpeak- 
easies, boot-leggings and San Francisco grocers 6 Irinks. 

There will be no change in quantity, but a vast improvement in 


is wise. He knows that the Palace Hotel Grill, the Palace chef, 
the service, and all the other necessities of a pleasant luncheon 
are to be had at the Palace Grill, corner of Post and Leaven- 
worth streets. 

The Finest Restaurant and 
Grill in the City 

Cafe Francisco Restaurant 

Tel. Franklin 746 Bet. Ellis and Eddy Sts. 


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L^UKUHIJI!!! liKILL n.« van nbss ave. 

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'Phone Franklin 1254 

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1335-1337 VAN NESS AVE., near BUSH STREET 

C. H. Rehnstrom tailor 

2415 Fillmore Street*. San Francisco 

Formerly of the Mutual S»rrng» Bank Building. 










January 5, 1907 


1538 NARKET 


Headquarters for the Latest and Best in Desks and 
Office Furniture. 

California Safe Deposit and Trust Company. 

For the six months ending December 31. 1906, 
dividends have been declared on the deposits in 
the savings department of this company, as fol- 
lows: On term deposits at the rate of 3 6-10 per 
cent per annum, and on ordinary deposits at 
the rate of 3 1-2 per cent per annum, free of 
taxes, and payable on and after WEDNESDAY, 
January 2. 1007. The same rate of interest 
will be paid by our branch offices, located at 
1531 Devisadero street, 927 Valencia street, and 
1740 Fillmore street. 


Office — Cor. California and Montgomery Sts., 
San Francisco. 


The Renters' Loan and Trust Company of 

San Francisco. 

Commercial and Savings Bank, Safe Deposit 


For the half year ending December 15th a 
dividend has been declared at the rate of four 
per cent (4 per cent.) per annum on savings de- 
posits, free of taxes, payable on and after MON- 
DAY, December 17. 1906. Dividends not called 
for are added to and bear the same rate of in- 
terest as the principal, from December 15, 1906. 

ALSO, two per cent (2 per cent) per annum 
paid on commercial deposits, subject to check, 
credited monthly. 

C. S. SCOTT, Cashier. 

Vaults — 115 Hayes street, between Van Ness 
avenue and Polk street, San Francsco. 

Dated, San Francisco. Decemoer 4. 1906. 

The Continental Building and Loan Association. 

A dividend has been declared for the six 
months ending December 31, 1906, of 5 pur 
cent per annum on ordinary deposits and 6 per 
cent per annum on term deposits, interest on 
deposits payable on and after JANUARY 2, 
1907. Interest on ordinary deposits not called 
for will be added to the principal and thereafter 
bear interest at the same rate. 


Office — Corner of Market and Church Sts., 
San Francisco, Cal. 

San Francisco Savings Union. 

For the half year ending December 31. 1906, a 
dividend has been declared at the rates per an- 
num of three and eight-tenths (3 S-10) per cent 
on term deposits and three and forty- two one- 
hundredths (3 42-100) per cent on ordinary de- 
posits, free of taxes, payable on and after 
WEDNESDAY, January 2. 1907. Depositors 
are entitled to draw their dividends at any time 
during the succeeding half year. Dividends not 
drawn will be added to the deposit account, be- 
come a part thereof, and earn dividend from 
January 1st. 


Office — N. W. Cor. California and Montgomery 
streets, San Francisco. 

Security Savings Bank. 
For the half year ending December 31. 1906, 
dividends upon all deposits at the rate of three 
and one-half (3 1-2) per cent per annum, free 
of taxes, will be payable on and after January 
2, 1*07. 

FRED W. RAY, Secretary. 
Office — 316 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco. 
For the half year ending December 31, 1906, 
a dividend has been declared at the rate of 
three and one-half (3 1-2) per cent per annum 
on all deposits, free of taxes, payable on and 
after WEDNESDAY, January 2, 1907. Dlvi- 
dends not called for are added to and bear the 
same rate of interest as the principal from 
January 1, 1907. 

GEORGE A. STORY, Cashier. 
Office — 706 Market street, opposite Third St. 

The German Savings and Loan Society. 

For the half year ending December 31, 1906, 
a dividend has been declared at the rate of 
three and six-tenths (3 6-10) per cent per an- 
num on all deposits, free of taxes, payable on 
and after WEDNESDAY, January 2. 1907. 
Dividends not called for are added to and bear 
the same rate of interest as the principal from 
January 1, 1907. 

GEORGE TOURNY, Secretary. 

Office — 526 California street, San Francisco. 

Savings and Loan Society. 

A dividend has been declared for the term 
ending December 21, run;, ;i t the rate of three 
and one-half (3 1-2) per cent per annum on all 
deposits, free of taxes, and payable on and 
after January 2. 1907. Dividends not called for 
are added to and bear the same rate of interest 
as principal. 

rt-D EDWIN BONNELL, Cashier. 

Office — 101 Montgomery street, corner Sutter. 

(Jkxlif &xnm%bkzxtx sjer. 

Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 


San Francisco, Cal., January 19, 1907 

No. 3 

TISER is primed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Fred- 
crick Marriott, at 905 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, California, and at 721 
Maiket street, San Francisco, Cal. Telephone — Alameda 1131. 

San Frnnrisc™ Telephone 2772. 

Enteied as serond class matter. May 12, 1906, at the Postofflce at Ala- 
meda. California, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. 

New York office — (where information may be obtained regarding sub- 
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I.undon Office — 30 Cornhlll, E. C. England. George Street & Co. 

All social items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements or other matter intended for publication, 
In the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA AD- 
\ ERTISER, should be sent to the Alameda office not later than Thurs- 
day morning. 

The Legislature is in Bession. May the Lord give us 

strength to bear il. 

New Year's resolutions are no longer operative, but they 

;nv good to think of. 

Win' is on in Cuba. Two rich sisters have fought a duel 

over a handsome man servant. 

,\ large contingent thai grows Fal on di getting 

restless for Thaw's trial to begin. 

"Grafting! II' not [or that, what is politics for?" says 

Schmitz's captain of the machine, 

They s.-i \ Roosevell drops the phonetic and does ii the old 

way when swearing at San Francisco. 

Remember, 1906 is a year in which Roosevelt hunted up 

all kinds of Bnags to run up against 

The man who travels in the right road never gets corns 

on his fret. Thafs worth remembering. 

It. is the hardest thing in the world to 'I" to get next i" 

i lovernor Qillett lor a job. Ti \ it ami 

Arkansas has adopted a rule to Bend Legislators t" prison 

for grafting before the close "i the ---ion. 

It nun be that love never dies, but it gets rerj si. 

io coughing ■ 1 1 > when the Christmas bills come in. 

Tali baa launched Ins Presidential boom, but he will tin. I 

that administrative gas has weak lifting properties. 

The strangest thing is, that Roosevelt should champion 

. 1 1 1 s< ■ of the Jape when he know- thej cannot 

Tlio day of turkey and mine pie has come and gone, but 

indigestion remaineth and sticketh closer than a father. 

The label on the can nun I-- relied u|h>ii as a truth- 
teller from now on if your faith i- equal to your credulity. 

John 1>. says the world is growing l>etter. To bin 

His Del in. Mm,' in 1896 was $10,000,000 more than in I I 

A grand idea ha- struck (lie Alton. III., authorities. Tbe> 

irdered to shoot the "masher" an, I arrest him afterward. 

The physicians of Piatt County. III., have formed a trust. 

Now ht the people form a health trust and n 

"Roosevelt Third Term I what they call it. but 

in any event the inventors of it will handle tile 

The crop of poets in Missouri is short this rear, but a big 

corn crop mostly in liquid form is likely to make thing! 

No. that San Kran, » new 

name for the old firm. It divs not deal in that kind of 

Inti rid of Ruof. the Southern minds 

one of tlu> man that had the bear by the tail and couldnt let go. 

So won as Roosevelt has audit 

and o ''f 'he map. 

Shaw >ns that a gvneral sn ish-u] 


1 in. 

Mayor Schmitz has a new hobby. He is crazy for a 

war with Japan. But that wouldn't kill the Grand Jury, would 

Mayor McClelland and Tammany are having a fight to 

a finish. Mav the Lord see to it that both are finished for this 

Why "hug house?" A university professor explains it. 

Insanity is caused by a microbe getting mixed up with the gray 

The fury of hell is like a passing truce compared in the 

temper of a labor unionist when he sees a Chinaman earning an 

bones! living. 

When .faps hoist the Mikado's Bag in this country and 

defy the Btars and stripes, the deportation mill should he run 
at double speed. 

When strangers are robbed in San Francisco they will 

please mention if it was the bell boy or the landlord thai did 

the hold-up act. 

A Kentucky youth shot sis persons the day before Christ- 
mas. Wanted in do something to work up a good appetite for 
the turkey, perhaps. 

However irreligious Roosevelt nun he. he canno 

I with the sin of omission in the matter id' neglecting the 
concerns of the nnivi 

"The cash value of a conscience" was the text of m 

Oakland preacher lasl Sunday. Kuef should have been invited 
to illustrate the theme. 

As a rule, it is to l>c observed that our boys arc worse 

after they have used up or are tired of their Christmas pres- 
ents. Wonder why that is! 

I PPtPg down and out. Pardee started a te 

that will make rough sailing for Gillett How good it is for 
brethren to lore one another. 

Every time Rockefeller's clock tick- t> 

Link drops 11.90 into his jkm ■kct. The same clink keeps tab 
on time and when to run down. 

Senator Morgan, the father of the Panama ditch project, 

-mvs hi i up all hope of living to gee the canal finished, 

hut he is praying that the nation m 

Generally speaking, men who attribute it all to their 

good luck make haste to give the Lord the credit of it when the 
devil gets after them with his pitchfork. 

A Texas man failed to get out of this world after trying 

a butcher knife, shot-gun, morphine and jumping out of the 
window. Why didn't he try Oakland whisky. 

Berkeley ran far behind all other California towns in 

l.jrth p 

led and culture anil too 

'I'lie surprising thing is. that 

the railroads arc not living up to ile stiff reauirements of the 

law. The surprise is in the i 

Lady Townley, after not ha* 

for many years, now announces that tin \\ Int. 

The S getting a little I 

ing their it much bw 

I - ■• and all 


Januaet 19, 1907 


The other day. District Attorney Jerome showed that the 

judiciary of New York, fallen away behind in its Work, is to be 
credited" with but four hours" work of each of tin Jlidges for 154 
days of the year each of these gentlemen put in to earn their 
salary. Oh, for some Jerome to. point out in detail the vast 
amount of labor our California judiciary do not do ! It is 
easily presumable that the judiciary of California does not put 
in one-half of the time that the Empire States' jurists are ac- 
cused of putting in on their labors. Recently, iD order to lighten 
the arduous labors of the eminent gentlemen who retard justice 
by every means in their power, an appellate court was formed 
and the hope was indulged in that the wearers of ermine would 
get down to eases and grind out the judicial grist at such a rate 
as to make a record in the line of quick achievement ! 

Alas! It was not to be. It is now in order to propose to 
provide for an assistant appellate bench., and further, with the 
commendable desire to assist the assistant appellate bench in its 
assistant branch to assist the assistant court by the appointment 
or election of yet another branch. There is thus some hope that 
cases on appeal since years ago may in the regular order of 
rotation, and by following the usual methods of procrastination 
of our ponderous legal machinery, lie decided some ten years 

People who have become aged and decrepit while waiting the 
performance of our higher courts may make arrangements as 
to heirs or assigns, in accordance with the above hopeful situa- 
tion, or they may. if in robust health, entertain some hope of 
results ere dissolution sets in. 

The apology for delay offered by the judges is. that the attor- 
neys are constantly moving for delays. This is a puerile excuse, 
and of no value. The simple cure is for the judges to deny these 
demands for delav. The condition is a disgraceful one. and 
should not be allowed to prevail. The calendars are crowded 
with cases that involve large interests, and that could be settled 
at the stroke of a pen. and which admit of but one construction, 
and yet nothing is done. It is a highly disgraceful state of 
affairs. Oh. for some Jerome to move the wheels of -Tustice! 

As an evidence of the general crookedness of track methods 
and track management, and to show how little chance the aver- 
age individual has of ever winning anything except by the 
merest chance, the story is told of how a certain horse. Doctor 
Sherman by name, was sent over the plate the other day at 
Emeryville, and how the manipulation of this innocent animal 
resulted in netting a gain of $35,000 to the managers of the 
trick. This was a ease where the horse was reckoned of such 
poor endurance that lie was rated as a sixty to one shot. The 
idea of the animal's poor performance was carefully nurtured 
in the public mind until even the bookies came to believe that 
the old skate would die at the post. The occurrence proved once 

more and very conclusively that there is no honor ong thieves. 

for agents were sent to the pool rooms of all near-by cities and 
instructed to make a series of small bets in order not to excite 
suspicions. Those behind the deal worked craftily, and there 
were no large bets offered. As a result the manipulators cleaned 
up $35,000. 

Xo one is going to weep about the losses of the bookmakers at 
Sausajito, San Jose, San Francisco and Los Angeles but it 
doesn't take a mathematical mind to conjure up the tears and 
the desolation in a thousand poor homes, the hundreds of clerks 
who are placing furtive hands in their employers' Btrong boxes, 
the hundreds of wives who are lying to their husband-, the hun- 
dreds of husbands who are lying to their wives, as a result of 
the losses made in this one crooked and fixed race. This race 
alone should pass the Eschelmann measure. 

Have you been to the race track? Have you seen the jaded 
reckless faces of them all:- Have you seen the shop girls on a 
days vacation, elbowing the painted courtezan and taking tips 
from the madam in a house of prostitution ! Have you seen the 
trusted employee, the man with a hundred and fifty dollars 
a month salary, spending a hundred and sometimes a thousand 
dollars a day! If you have, vou have seen how Emeryville by 
the grace of the California Legislature, makes criminals by the 
tens, the hundreds and the thousands-! 

And oh, ye good people of the rural districts, you who are not 
calloused to crime, raise your voices as one mighty shout and 
say to your law-makers in tones of thunder: "We forbid' We 

forbid the legalizing of a criminal factory at Emeryville!" Say 
it in such tones that your representative in the Senate and in the 
Assembly will not dare return and face you unless he has done 
his duty as a man by the honest country constituency. We ap- 
peal to the rural districts, to the farmers, because we can hope^ 
for no redress from the representatives of San Francisco! 
Stricken San Francisco stretches out its hands and asks for your 
help in keeping its sons and its daughters from pollution, its 
fat tiers and mothers and wives and husbands from yawning 

Let the honest country community make its wishes known to 
the Legislators. Let each constituent write a letter to his rep- 
resentative and remind him id' the solemn duty he owes his 
State! And if the Legislator does not heed, let the community 
discipline him on his return to his home! The State can save 
the city! The city can never hope to save the State! 


At last there is a prospect that the terrible condition of San 
Francisco's streets will In' somewhat improved. Impatient at 
the neglect, inefficiency anil sluggishness of the St reel Depart- 
ment, the merchants and business men of the city have organized 
a Street Repair Association. A. W. Scott, Jr.. the chairman, 
says that contributions are being offered so liberally that the 
Association expects to have at least five thousand dollars to 
expend each month on the work of cleaning up and repairing 
tin' principal thoroughfares. Il is intended to segregate wagons 
and passenger vehicles as much as possible, so thai the drays 
and the street cars may not be struggling continually for the 
right of way. The wagons will be directed to proceed along 
streets on which there are no car tracks. Third and Mission 
streets will be cleared of obstructions, so as to enable drays 
and street cars to pass each other. The region between the 
water-front. Market ami Third streets will receive the first at- 
tention, and later Mission, First, Second, Fifth and Berry 
-i reets will be put into repair. To the north of Market street, 
Drumm, Front. Jackson and Sacramento streets will lie im- 

The executive committee of the Association will include 
George Renner. manager of the Draymen's Association, and 
Andrew Carrigan, secretary of the Street Repair Association. 
Application tor help in the gigantic task will be made to Die 
Board of Public Works, the President of which says that the 
Hoard will be "dee-lighted" to co-operate with any body of re- 
sponsible citizens in improving the city's thoroughfares. 

President Dull'ey. of the Board of Public Winks, wants the 
Supervisors to authorize the purchase id' a bitunienizing plant 
for the use of the city. This, be says, can be got for not more 
than $18,000, and will enable the Board to repair at once any 

streets demanding immediate attention, without having to de- 
pend "ii private contractors. President Duffey also thinks that 
the contractors, if they knew that the city owned a plant call- 
able of doing the work, would In- disposed to show more zeal and 
dispatch about their jobs than they do. It is estimated that, 
if the streets are put into good condition, an expenditure of 
$5.iMio a month would maintain them, if the city owned a re- 
pairing plant. 

Tin worn portions of the bituminous pavement of Market and 
Kearny streets will lie excised, and basalt blocks, of which there 
are 200.000 on hand, set in. The ruts will be filled with brick-, 
concrete and other material. 


The sixth annual report of the director of education for the 
Philippines for the year ended June 30. 1906, which has been 
received at the War Department at Washington, shows thai 
there are now 3,166 primary schools in the islands, with an av- 
erage attendance of 375,554 pupils. Seven hundred American 
and 6,224 Filipino teachers are employed. All id' the school 
divisions conducted teachers' institutes. There are 2. 154 pri- 
mary school buildings in the islands owned by the municipali- 
ties, and in addition a number of buildings belonging to the 
provinces, but not constructed originally for school purposes, are 
used. Among the private institutions are many Catholic schools 
with a history reaching back several decades. Some of these 
teach English, although in practically all of them Spanish is 
the basis of instruction. The Filipino teachers. Dr. D. I'. 
Barrows, the director, says, continue to gain in reliability, 
strength of character and moral purpose. 

January 19, 1907. 




The animated idiot who believes that blue laws may be en- 
acted in California should be scut to sonic asylum for the in- 
sane. California never was a fit State for exploitation by the 
religious intolerant, and it is with regret thai we note that a 
bill is proposed to enforce Sunday closing. It is proposed, In- 
die enactment of this iniquitous measure, to provide a ready- 
made day of devotion, regardless of the beliefs of the com- 
munity or of the individuals forming the community. Such h 
law comes under tin' head of sumptuary legislation, and it is an 
infringement of individual rights! Sueh a law has no place in 
a liberty-loving, orderly community. Such a law belongs to the 
dark ages, and noi to the present. The Sabbath is wholly a 
religious institution, anil there is much doubt whether the ma- 
jority of the people of the State of California are religiously in- 
clined at all. and therefore such a law would be a terrible im- 
position of the religious minority on the irreligious majority. 
The Constitution of the United States provides for the free ex- 
ercise and profession of religious worship, and withoul discrimi- 
nation or preference. If the Mohammedan within our borders 
desires to do honor to the Deity on a Wednesday or a Friday, 
that is his business, and it shall not he prevented by law. and 
if the said Mohammedan attempt to make the rest of the com- 
munity observe the same peculiar notion of the proper clay for 
the Sabbath, such attempt on his part shall he construed as an 
illegal act and an infraction of the rights of the community. 
The set of men who are trying to ciiaH ( 'oniiccl lent blue laws 
in modern California are enemies to the Stale. The hill should 
be buried. If it is carried, no one will observe il. Co nol bur- 
den the statute hooks with more usidco law-. The day is over 
when to he religious means |o he good, or lo lie i, religious is to 
he bad. In the battle of life, to be religious or nol religious is 
simply a side issue, and of little or no importance. Man owes 
a dutv to himself and to society that transcends any obligations 
to gods or idols. 

77//',' HOODLUM. 
0. A. Tvcilmoe lakes exceptions to Siemscn, because he is 
of mixed blood, and incidentally has words of insult foi 
citizen of mixed blood in the United States, lie talk* 

"while man's country" jn-l a- glibly as if he himself was a 
while American citizen. Tin- mongrel European grow In al the 

other mongrels and speaks as if l>\ authority about "the people 
of the United States." Win. n is onh, ■< Eevi years ago ilm 
be could noi make himself understood to his fellow citizen-, ex- 
cept by signs, (tin- Tveitiuoe is worse than ten Japanee 
cause one Tveitmoe Btirs up more mess and pother in one month 
ihan leu Japanese could in ten years. There are hut few anar- 
chists among tlie Jap ire mam among the rveitmoes. 


The Independent League, with all its desperate effort* 
idVertising, onh succeeded in electing one Assemblyman. 
and now he has repudiated ibe mother thai bore bun politically. 
and has gone over i" the Republicans. Judged by re-ult^. the 
result of the League's efforts an' not enci and Willie 

wasted a great deal of money for nothing. In fad. tin' only 
thing it accomplished was to vent the personal - - foun- 

amsi Hell, whom it undoubtedly d I ivcrnor. 

Nothing shows the stupidih of the labor unionists more plainly 
than the fact that they still cheei the man who defeated their 
candid. ivernor, and i 1 real weaki 


/ VIOX1SM i\S 'I' 

Kut for the f»i t ol San I 
there would be do "Japan. - 

pulation would nol find 
liking tn encourage the employment 
patronizing of Japan.- ruit and \< 

Unionism would prevent others from folio* 
which it surrounds with prohib 
manger polie_> oarrii 

us all. still, there axe foo - 


nt union - 


"The sleepless activity of Germany and Japan in the Pacific 

is a menace to the security of Australia, which should make an 

end of interstate rivalry. It happens thai Mr. Deakin, the Prime 
Minister, warned the home Government in the nick of time, jr 
we should have had Germany planted in the New Hebrides. The 
idea was to buy up estates at treble their value, so as to claim 
a say in the New Hebrides Convention. But on the prompt con- 
clusion of that instrument the scheme fell through. Xow Mr. 
Meakin makes it public. But the restless wanderings to and 
fro of Germany in search of naval footholds in the ocean of the 
future is less dreaded than the growth of Japan. An incident 
which happened during the late visit of her navy to Melbourne 
ts a lesson our happy-go-lucky cousins are not likely soon to 
forget. On leaving Port Philip, the squadron drew- up, surely 
noi In a coincidence, in the only dee]) water in that part of the 
harbor. There, under the astonished eyes of Australian officers 
gathered on the heights, the ships went through tactical exercises 
and maneuvres just out of gunshot range ol' the shore batteries. 
Is il a wonder that the Commonwealth is disturbed when she 
remembers that I here is only one person to seven hundred miles 
in the Northern territory, and that she has neither an army 
nor a navy? It is not so long ago that Germany, in starting 
on her colonial career, made effective occupation a condition .if 
ownership in over-sea possessions. Because we hail neglected 

to comply with it. we lost several large portions of Africa before 
then regarded as British — Angra I'ccpiena. for instance. Sup- 
pose thai the issue is raised by cither Germany or Japan iii Aus- 
tralia. Il is not impossible by any means. Xor is this the worsl 
we have lo expect. In time of international stress, what is to 
prevenl a determined enemy from occupying Port Darwin and 
pouring in a stream of settlers in the form of troops? To dis- 
lodge them would be extremely dillieult before ihey had time 

to make good their title i" possession in effective occupation. 
In these circumstances the awakening of Australia i" the need 
nf emigration and universal service should he rapid. Otherwise 
>\ ■ 1 1 1 ; i \ find ourselves in the midsl of a crisis beside which the 
trouble between Japan and the United State, i- a mere incident. 
That, too, concerns the Pacific, and may. yet develop into a dan- 
serous situation. The storm clouds in the Pacific are gathering 
slowly, perhaps, but gathering." 


Assemblyman I Mew, of Fresno, has a rod in pickle tor the 
railroads in the preparation of a law providing for the demur- 
rage charge of twenty-five dollar- a day for each absent ear. 
While ii cannot be denied that, at nine-, there has hern much 
injustice done to by the wil of cars and th ■ 

favoritism in the obtaining Bhown to largi 

it would have been wiser i" have waited in see the Texas law in 
operation, before attempting to make il pari of the statue- 
State of California. As the law provides for the quick unload- 
ing and the quick loading of cars by the shipper, and as there 
- .i penalizing of the shipper, when he does not comply with lb' 
law, and as the shipper is more often at fault than the railroad, 
il would se. in a* if the imposition of such a law would worK 
■r harm than ever tn a struggling industry. 


Ulle of the hllL'e jokeS "f e;li 11 l.'l.'1-lat 1\ I' -' — i"ll i- the D 

h Legislati 
$1,700 was expended in this manne r, and th - 

,!vinan \ an, of San Francisco, introdi 

resolution providing for the payment of 

in all. Nine-tenths of the membe • 
volumes, but save them for some constituent at home, 
committee should hai 
member, who a 

ept for th 


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January 19, 19oi 


Just as in the United States Senate there are Senators who 
represent this or that interest, just as distinctively as Rocke- 
feller represents oil. so in our local aggregation of solons at 
Sacramento there are members of the upper house who are 
elected and sent there term after term, solely to defeat the 
people's will and to represent interests that pay their election 
expenses, anil secure the votes that enable them to go to Sacra- 
mento. Thus, for instance, labor unionism was represented by 
Hunker, who is now. it will be recalled, sojourning at San Quen- 
tin, and there is George Keane. who represents Ruef, who may 
be a companion of Bunkers before the year is out: and there 
is — well there are a dozen other Senators who might he named 
who are the figure-heads for special interests — among others, 
the distinguished statesman from the Sixteenth District. F. YV. 
Leavitt. who. it is said, represents the race track and gambling 
interests at Emeryville. As soon as it was announced that there 
would be an effort made at this session of the Legislature to 
suppress the public gambling which goes on at Emeryville un- 
der the name of racing, the president of the "Association" which 
conducts the alleged sport, rushed to Sacramento and held se- 
cret conferences — though the newspapers seem to have known 
of them — with Leavitt. Walsh and those members from Alameda 
whom he could control. Immediately it was announced that 
the distinguished Senators would not allow a bill suppressing 
racing to pass the Senate. 

There can be no question thai the vast majority of the people 
id' the State are opposed to this open and notorious gambling, 
which every year has its crop of suicides and embezzlements. It 
would lie interesting to investigate the percentage of criminals 
who are in the two penitentiaries of this State as the result of 
the open and notorious gambling which is permitted at the race 
tracks and in connection with the races. The people of the 
State are becoming aroused to this terrible social sore. They 
are determined to wipe it out. They have succeeded in suppress- 
ing it at the State Fair, with the best of results. As the News 
Letter predicted, they have voted it out of existence in Los An- 
geles, and now they propose to get rid of it at Emeryville, and 
to forbid it all over the State. The brazen effrontery of its ad- 
vocates in tbe Senate, men like Leavitt and Hartman, who are 
opposed to all reform, and who will fight any effort to suppress 
it, should be met by the determined opposition of every decent 
Senator. Xo doubt the bill can be put through the Assembly, 
though only after a hard fight, and it must be forced through 
the Senate, too. Judging by the tactics that have been employed 
to kill any anti-race track legislation in the past, it will be 
well to watch all those who vote against the bill, and not unlikely 
more Bunkers and Emmonses may be discovered this session. 


It is proposed to introduce into the Legislature of the State of 
Washington a bill providing for the life incarceration of mur- 
derers who have saved their necks from the noose through the 
plea of insanitv. Such a measure has become necessary, not 
only in the Northwest, where there has been an epidemic of 
murders of the kind that alleges it was the result of an irre- 

6 isible moment, but in many other States, notably New York. 

where Thaw will excuse his crime on a similar plea. It is a 
notorious fact that after a few years of imprisonment these 
criminals will be found completely cured and allowed to mingle 
again with society. 

A law making life imprisonment the lot of the insanity 
stricken murderer will not only act as a preventive of homicides, 
but will also decrease the amount of insanitv. The plea of de- 
railed! mental function is, in most instances, mere farce, and 
since insanity is only relative and can be proved against nearly 
every member of the human family, each jury will have a differ- 
ent conception of the phenomena,' always sufficient, however, to 
cover the case under consideration — thanks to the legal lisrhts 
on the defense. The move on the part of the Washington Legis- 
lature to remedy conditions should meet with a hearty response 
among the law-making bodies now in session throughout the 


The Chinese Board of Foreign Affairs is trying to decide 
whether it shall or not accept the famine fund now being raised 
in the United States lor the benefit of Oriental sufferers. Tbe 
suggestion was made, and seriously considered, that it be re- 
fused as a mark of retaliation for tbe refusal of San Francisco 
to accept the funds raised in China to aid the lire sufferers. 

A gross misapprehension seems to have found lodgment in the 
Mongolian mind as to this country's motive in declining to ac- 
cept help from other nations. If our memory serves us right, 
the people of our country believed it was up to them to give the 
necessary aid to a stricken city within its own borders, feeling 
prosperous enough to lender what relief the emergency required. 
Thus China was not the only nation to be slighted, while it is 
not at all unlikely that they were glad to be let off easy. 

At this time it is absolutely imperative that China should 
have aid, and foreign aid at that. It is not probable that this 
help will be appreciated, yet the altruistic motive is so thoroughly 
grounded in tbe Caucasian race thai it will, by force, feed a man 
who tries to commit suicide by atarving himself. And it is well. 
China is powerless to feed the portion of its population reported 
starving in Eiangsu. If. during tbe San Francisco tire. 250,001 
people were rendered almost destitute, how much more appalling 
is tbe situation in the territory where 3,000,000 souls are endur- 
ing tbe pangs of hunger. Is an imperial body going to make 
such a consummate fool of itself as to refuse what minute aid 
tbe United Stales would give? 


At the Labor Onion Convention, bold at Stockton last week. 
and especially at the banquet with which it closed, the leaders 
who, apparently in every case, were not onlv aliens, but displayed 
a remarkable unfamiliarity with the English language, bitterly 
denounced tbe President for bis alleged opposition to labor. 
Richard Cornelius also made an attack upon religion, which he 
declared did not begin to do for labor what unionism bad done. 

It is a notable fact that noi or f these critics does any work 

personally, except to draw bis salary from tin: unions, and in 
most eases from the public treasury as well. Cornelius, who lias 
long disgraced tbe Carmen's Union and who was in league, ap- 
parently, with Ruef, to call a strike, provided Rudolph Spreck- 
els had been base enough to accept tbe Boss's offer, has just been 
re-appointed a Civil Service Commissioner. He was particu- 
larly bitter against the President, while some of tbe other ora- 
tors got so violent in their attacks upon tbe Secretary of the 
Navy and tbe President that ttie few Americans present hissed 

It is extraordinary that American workmen, men of intelli- 
gence and education, men who personally are honest and honor- 
able, will allow men like Cornelius. McCarthy and their ilk to 
fatten oil' their earnings, and live in idleness by controlling their 
votes and their labor. Fortunately, however, there are signs 
thai an awakening of labor from tbe tbralldom in which it has 
placed itself is at hand, and that the day of a (we workman is 
not so far off. Then the professional agitators like Cornelius 
will have to work, even i they do their turn across the bay. 


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if it fails to cure. E. W. GROVE'S signature is on each box. 25c. 

The time was. but it is not now. when it made no differ- 
ence whether a stenographer could spell or not, if only she was 
pretty. Experience has taught employers, some of them at least 
that a better way is to have good spelling first, and call evenings 
at her home.;ilus& co m 

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January lit. 190T. 


HearQieCntrtHlodx'devil 'art. UxuV 
'Ooe that will flay (he devi/.sir, vilijoj. 

There is joy in Sacramento, 

There is clinking of full .glasses. 
' There is sportiveness and merriment 
And some not too careful lasses. 
And the weary Legislators 

Paint tin 1 crimson on their nose 
In the hours of recreation 
When the boodle Hows. 

There is joy in Sacramento, 

Where the Legislators meet, 
And the genial, wily lobbyist 

Perambulates the street. 
There are whispered conversations, 

One might say "beneath the rose," 
If that vegetable flourished 

Where the hoodie tlows. 

And certain Legislators, 

As they drain their frequent swipes, 

Are embarrassed by the dread that thej 
May soon be wearing stripes, 

For the pace is something fearful 

And the risks one never knows. 

I r he takes a lit! le tumble 

Where the hoodie Hows. 

• Here is a little incident that is authentic, and is a strik- 
ing instance of the immense profits thai druggists make on pre- 
scriptions. An attorney of this city, whose child had eczema. 

used on him a bottle of medicii rerj other day. li was an 

eight ounce bottle, and the druggist charged (1.85 for it. In 

time, one of his clerks loft him and set up in business for him- 
self. Meeting the lawyer on 
the boss is robbing you on thai medic he is putting up for 

you. 1 can do li lor a dollar, and still make enough from it." 

So the ex-clerk continued for Borne time to fill the prescription at 
a dollar each Riling. In time, one ol hie clerks, who generallj 
waited on the lawyer, went into business for himself. Be, too, 
happened to meet the victim of drug-store greed one day and 

said: "I suppose yon arc still paying a dollar a bottle for that 

medicine." The attorney acknowledged thai lie was. "Well. 
say, he is robbing von. Bring the pree around to me 

and I'll put up a bottle twice thai si <■ for half a dollar. Ami. 

what's more, I'll make jusl a quarter on it." So (he druggist 

who is contented with merel.i i"" per cenl profit now tills the 
bottle ever} other da\ 

It is n reflection on the city Government that tin 

chants and property-own - ' have to come 

ward and Furnish the monej needed to '.pair the streets. 

Whether .a- not there is an\ nmnov in the I 1 1 \ ' 'I'" 

prosecution of such work.' the disgraceful fad remains that 
since last April the city rulers have made no move toward se- 
curing mone\ for thai purpose. For months they have been in- 
ert, except so far as dodging indictments „ concerned. The 
only activity the Supervisors have displayed I 

ei Sunday nighl caucuses, at which they have plant 
eminent the' work of lleiiev and the Grand .1m 
of Works has <\ou tception ol 

President, Duffey, who seems to hav - - -""'•'- 

thing toward restoring the 

It is a -a. I fact that our local statesmei 

unwise course and succeed in putting themselves in tl 
i. when i he 

oration introduced In - - '" "' 

the President is tn '"'"': 1>UI 

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the case, hut shouting will do no good. 

Hail to the ferry clock, whose hands again tell the time 

to all who have time to look, but no time in their pockets on ac- 
count of having been to a time, and then to uncle's. Pretty 
ragged punning that, but oh, so true ! You are a guide to the be- 
lated, ferry clock, also to the tangled of foot, wdio would no! 
know the ferry building from Twin Peaks hut for your beneficent 
face, shining and beckoning like the lights of home. Many times 
the tangled have wondered how you happened to have four faces 
on one side, but they knew you were the ferry clock, just the 
same, and that in your direction the suburbs lay. A story that 
has been published before, hut will hear repetition, relates to an 
old lady — a near-sighted old lady — who was crossing the hay. As 
the boat drew near the Oakland pier, her dim eyes spied the cir- 
cular sign with "Southern Pacific" on it that decorated the end 
of the mole. She peered at it long and earnestly, then looked 
at her watch. "I declare," she exclaimed, "if my watch hasn't 
lost half an hour !" 

The solons of the press are scratching their heads over a 

statement made by J. 0. Stuhbs. the traffic manager of the Har- 
riman system, before the Interstate Commerce Commission. Said 
Mr. Stubbs : "A railroad is just as independent as any member 
of society can be. Every man in the community is compelled to 
forego a portion of his natural rights for the good of the whole. 
I see no difference in their case." The editorial writer, hard pm 
to it, calls this casuistry. As a matter of fact, it is a direct and 
simple statement of fact. Anil from the point id' view of I lie 
law, is absolutely incontrovertible. Yet the press does not seem 
to like it. I wonder why. 

So Tveitmoe, of the Building 'Trades Council, has ob- 
tained a Suporvisorship. It is sickening to think that the Gov- 
ernment of a city of this magnitude should he partially entrusted 
to such people. Tveitmoe is a smooth foreigner, a Scandinavian, 

We Understand, whose whole life has been spent as far as this 

t 'oast is concerned in the stirring up of strife and the advance- 
ment of one of the most corrupt labor monopolies in thi' I'nite I 

States. The Mayor is evidently preparing for ;i soft fall, and 

getting his forces into line for the next election. Mis end. how- 
ever, will probably he political assassination by his co-conspira- 



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January 19. 1901 

fte Minaasfesip ©if F©ir®ngE AiMfs 

Trouble for the Kaiser. 

Although the relations between the Emperor and the authori- 
ties of Berlin are more amicable than they were some days 
ago, there is still great anxiety at the several courts of Europe 
over Germany's interna] affairs. The fear is. that the Kaiser 
will commit some foolish act and insure a majority in the 
next Congress that will be hostile almost to the empire itself. 
The radicals and socialists and clericals are working in harmony 
to secure a good working majority, so as to pi-event the proposed 
army and navy appropriations, which the Emperor demands as 
the conditions under which he will refrain from declaring the 
suspension of the Constitution and declaring law with himself 
the dictal ir. A clear majority against him is assured if coer- 
sion is attempted at the polls, and if coercion is attempted a 
revolution would immediately follow. And as if to make the 
situation still moie critical, the German Poles are indignant to 
the last degree over the Kaiser's foolish observation, which re- 
flected upon their integrity and worthiness to be treated with 
respect or have confidence reposed in them. They are affiliating 
with the opposition, and they may be considered an even more 
dangerous factor than the German anarchists. Anyway, the 
Kaiser has managed to antagonize much of the brains and all 
the brawn of his empire, and diplomatists are wondering what 
the outcome will he. and they are all the more anxious because 
Count Von Bulow, premier, and Germany's greatest statesmen, 
has said thai unless a Parliament is returned that will yield to 
the Government's policy in all things, he will retire from public 
life. Quite recently the Count became intensely conservative, 
and conservative, to him. means obeying the Emperor without 
stopping to question the Kaiser's right to make his will and 
wish the head ami front of everything. It is not believed that 
a compromise can be effected on the question of large appro- 
priations for the war establishment, nor any more monet to 
hold the unprofitable Southwest African possessions. It is 
feared by the nations that the new Parliament will he so radi- 
cally opposed to the Government that the Kaiser will assert his 
"divine right to rule" as he likes, and declare that the con- 
stitution has been sepulchred by martial law. But what con- 
cerns the several political centers most is the probable effect that 
a rupture between the Emperor and his subjects would have 
upon the socialistic and other radical political organizations in 
the other States of Europe. If is a perplexing situation and 
full of uncertainties. 

* * * 

What ( 'liiim is Doing. 

The decree from the throne of China, which the News Letter 
referred to at some length a i'vw weeks agp, authorizing the 
statesmen of the court to prepare the Government with the 
necessary machinery for the re-organization of the empire on 
the basis of a constitutional monarchy, and in three years — 
1910 — is being hailed with great satisfaction by all classes of 
Chinese, even though the new order of things mighl make 
radical changes in the ruling family. The decree went further 
by saying that meanwhile no more railway or other concessions 
should lie granted to foreigners; thai the army should be re- 
organized with 80,000 men as the nucleus lor a military estab- 
lishment: the navy should be busy in constructing new craft; 
that Chinese capital should undertake industrial enterprises, 
and thai the prohibition of trade in opium should be provided 
for. '1 he news from Peking is, thai enthusiasm is running high 
all over the country. With the nation's over £00,000,000 people 
to build a nation on modern lines there is already a feeling 
that in the not very distant future, China will be recognized 
the world over as on,, of the -most highly favored nations." 
and exert a powerful influence in the politics, commerce and 
industries of tile nations, and that she will always stand for 
peace and arbitration. Hut within the last week, the cry of the 
masses has been, "Asia for Asiatics— not China for Chinese 
alone." and this being the sentimenl of the people, far-rein. 
states a interpret ii to mean that Asia, with a common pur- 
pose of the several nations, already is looking to ( hina to some- 
time lead all Asia to high levels of commercial and industrial 
influence and in commodity production. Already Europe is 
wondering how far and with what force the new China will en- 
ter into the world's affairs, ami what her actual influence will 
be. It is the mightiest and most complex problem that has con- 

fronted the Aryan race since it swarmed from its Tihitan hive 

in the ages ago. but it has to be faced as a living truth, and truth 

always carries oil' the spoils id' victory. 
* * * 

The Czar's Latest Decree. 

"Execute every terrorist or suspected terrorist at once, and 
let him be tried afterward," is the order of the Czar. Not since 
the beginning id' Russia's internal troubles have the terrorist- 
been so bold, determined and merciless. Even Government offi- 
cers of minor grade are slaughtered for no reason other than 
that they are identified with the Government. Calmly and coolly 
the terrorists plot and plan and execute. And what makes the 
situation more desperate is. a terrorist, starts nut to execute his 

c mission with small hopes of returning alive. He cheerfully 

gives up his life for the life he is after, and this makes his de- 
tection before the act almost impossible, for having made no 
special preparation for his own safety, he can center his 
thoughts upon his purpose, which enables him to move about 
freely, without being Slispiciolleil. The terrorists are the most 
desperate of the anarchists. They do not waul a change in 
the policy of the Government, nor a new set of governing offi- 
cials. They want no Government al all. and one police official 
is as obnoxious as another. It is what the "spotted" official 
stands for and not the man himself they wish In kill. The plan 
to murder de W'itle. who is conspicuous for good Government 
and law and order, and who is one of the best friends the .lews 
and the common people ever had. was not because he had ever 
been tyrannical or unfriendly to the people, hut simply because 
he stood for the principle of Government by fair and reason- 
able laws. From all that can be ascertained, the terrorists in- 
tend to so terrorize organized society that it will disorganize 
and disband, and thus destroy ihe Government, or murder n- 
many as they can before they are themselves killed. And in 
thai they will defeat themselves, for the hand of every honest 

man will be against them, and sinee tl rder is to execute even 

suspects as fast as they are caughl. no doubt they will now" be 
swept oil' the earth al a pretty lively pace. In that respect they 
are a good thing for Russia, now tiiat the Government fully 
understands that the peace of the country can be assured only 
by exterminating the terrorists at the earliest moment. It is 
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It matters not 
if you have 
never taken a 
music lesson in 
your life or if 
you are unable 
to play a single 
chord correct- 
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have the best 
music a I 
compositions play a d with the most delicate expression, according to 
your own interpretation at all times. The little tot and the aged 
grandmother can alike play their favorite selections and your home 
will be one tilled with joy. 

There is only one genuine Autopiano and it is sold only at the stores 
of EILERS MUSIC COMPANY, 1130 Van Ness Ave.. 1220 Fillmore 

St.. San Francis, .Oakland. Mail Building. Stockton. 

California. Other stores at Portland. Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, etc. 


January r.i. 190* 

US Sufensirfetsiininfi® 

The widow of George P. Young, the wealthy Alameda con- 
tractor who was killed in an automobile accident in East Oak- 
land on Xew Year's morning, is to bring suit for $25,000 against 
the construction company that was repairing the streets and left 
them in such a condition that Young's machine, going into a 
partly repaired bit of street, swerved and ran in front of the 
street ear. 'I here are said to be plenty of witnesses, who will 
testify that for night after night the street was left torn up, 
without any lights being put out to warn the public. There was 
a newspaper story at the time to the effect that Young was rac- 
ing with a street car. This is not true. He was going at a good 
clip, and was aiming to turn in ahead of the street car. The 
excavation threw the machine on the tracks before it had gone 

- far enough past the ear for safely. 

* * * 

It is a significant fact that in the consolidation of the 
Xorth Shore, the California Northwestern and the Eumboldl 

County railroads with one or two others under a new company, 
with Calvin, of the .Southern Pacific, as president, that, taken 
together, the various lines would, by building a few connecting 
links, give the Southern Paeitie a new coast line from San Fran- 
cisco north to the Oregon line. Xo doubt that is the plan of tin 
future though this year the road is only to be pushed as far is 


* * * 

W. J. Barnett, vice-president of the Western Pacific, is erect- 
ing a large mansion on an island in Richardson's bay near Sau- 
salito. It is nearly completed, and when finished, the Barnetts 
will give, it is said, a number of very elaborate entertainments, 
including a "Night in Venice," or evening on the water, for 

which their house is admirably located. 

* * * 

An effort will he made in Sausalito to suppress gambling 
there this season in the two pool selling establishments that 
have long disgraced that town and kept it back. Sausalito is 

- to have a new library. A donation from Carnegie has been 

* * * 

Sunny days and smiling skies greet the dweller at the 
Hotel Rafael. This splendid hostelrie has been the rendezvous 
of many of the best of San Francisco's population throughout 
the winter, and as early spring approaches, there seems no 
abatement in the patronage. Many Important social functions 
have been held at the Hotel Rafael through the winter, and it 
is quite mi fni/ to make it a week's-end visit and an over-Sunday 
slopping place among the elite. It is automobile headquarters 
. for Marin County. 

* * * 

It appears that the authorities at Stanford University played 
a neat trick on some of the big, burly, unrlunked students the 
other day in order to have them do the digging necessary to fill 
. treacherous Lake Lagunitas. Word was passed out that the 
lake would not be tilled, so the husky youths gathered up tools 
anil went to work, the authorities smiling the meanwhile. Now 
there will be lowing races and the usual number of drownings, 
for the rains have already tilled the reservoir to overflowing. The 
fact that money was saved greatly pleases Charley Lathrop. 

* *'* 

Since the beginning of the year, the Palo Alto Town Board 
lias been holding sessions every other night, and has ordered the 

improvement of between five and six miles of streets and avei -. 

principally with asphaltum. The work will be done under the 
H)-year bond act. The first payment by property-owners is not 
to be made until one year after work is completed. 

* * * 

Palo Alto papers are Hinging editorial "roasts" at three or 
four half -millionaire women who are the only objectors to the 
plan for the wholesale improvement of streets. One paper sug- 
gests turning the affairs of the town over to these women as a 
means towards the end that the place be forced back to the poison 
oak and jack-rabbit stage at as early a date as possible. 

* * * 

To determine whether General W. H. Hart, his heir, succes- 
sors and assigns, Alexander Herrman, G. R. Alberger, George 
Could, the California Terminal Railway Co.. and the California 
Rapid Transit and others are railroad builders and corporations 
in fact, the Palo Alto Town Trustees demand that the General 
deposit a cash forfeit of $7,000 with the town's treasurer before 

granting him a sixty-day extension of time for commencing 
work. The seven thousand dollars, if forfeited, as the board be- 
lieves must be the natural result if the "aforesaid" prove to be 
mythical persons and concerns, will come in handy about March 
1Mb for meeting the town's share of the expense of asphalting 
Alma street, where the Southern Pacific Company should, but 
does not, pay for the improvement. Palo Alto wants railroads 

— not promises. 

* * * 

The week of prayer passed without incident at Mayfield. 

* * * 

A Los (iatos editor doesn't know exactly what to think about 
four ranches near that place having been leased to Japanese, lie 
will form his opinion, no doubt, when he hears from the walking 

delegate of a San Jose union. 

* * * 

Los Gatos was high enough on the hills to catch a real snow 
storm last week. Children threw snow-halls and the long-bearded 

sages talked learnedly of the shifting of the Japan current. 

* * * 

On and after .Inly 1st. it will cost $1,000 to take out a saloon 
license at (iilroy. The present Board of Trustees is determined 
to greatly reduce the number of boozeries, and to change the 
groggy complexion of the town as seen from railroad train-. 
At present there are some 30 or 40 saloons, and front row re- 
minds one of the old-time Barbary Coasl in San Francisco. 

* * '* 

San Mateo's postal receipts having passed the $10,000 per an- 
num mark, application has been made by Post master T. E. 
Byrnes for free delivery. The thing that may bold the service 
back is the absence of the required sidewalks. However, the 
town's fossils are taking their departures from time to time, 
and making way for improved streets and progressive conditions, 
to which a glorious climate and a choice location certainly entitle 
the place. 

* * * 

Roller skating has taken such a hold on llalfinoon Bay thai 
the rink owner uses a half page space in the local newspaper to 
say that the "rink will be open Wednesday and Saturday nights." 
It was only a few months ago that the wife of the town's leading 
physician and druggist. Dr. C. S. Ilollistcr, died while skating 
at this rink-. Since then, the sport has shown increased activity. 
due. probably, to the morbid tastes of the artichoke-eating citi- 

* * * 

Soiled wearing apparel in Santa Cruz must exude an out- 
rageous odor, 'l'be driver of a wagon loaded with dirty (doth 'S 
was found one day last week dead as a door nail. He was given 

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January 19, 1907. 


a Christian burial, and his successor has taken out life insurance 
and wears a fire mask. 

Dune. McPherson's Santa Cruz Sentinel reporter was "turned 
down" some days ago when he telephoned the frightened officers 
of the powder mills nearby for "information" regarding an ex- 
plosion that had just occurred. In his "explanation" to the pub- 
lic, the grizzled millionaire publisher wrote the following: "Such 
treatment was never before received at this office. Of course we 
got the information desired, but not in the way desired. When 
other explosions occur (note the threat), as they will from time 
to time, we shall print the facts as near as we can obtain them. 
This service we owe to our patrons." Duncan ought to detail 
one of his budding journalists to participate in some of these 
time-to-time occurrences, and then write stories on how it feels 
to be exploded. As for the mill officers and employees, they 

doubtless prefer being "blown up" by the local newspaper. 

* * * 

The site for the new postoffiee building at Santa Cruz has 
been finally selected, and once more the business men have turned 
their attention to Fred W. Swanton and the greatest and prettiest 

casino ever constructed. 

* * * 

The Eedwood newspapers, fearing their subscribers will over- 
look the fact that their matter is machine composed, frequently 
invert slugs. Readers complain that they are compelled to stand 
on their heads to get the worth of their subscription money. 

* * * 

J. F. Parkinson, a man who distinguished himself in the 
Peninsula country by bis determined and successful battle for 
the "open shop" at Palo Alto, did an unusual thing one night 
last week bv giving a banquet to fifty employees from his lum- 
ber, hardware, plumbing, planing mill and printing departments. 
Men who, perhaps, bad never before been insidr ;i banquel hall, 
much less ate with "the buss." did justice to a "dollar-a-plafc 
menu," made speeches and declared it was the happiest event of 
their several careers. 

« » * 

A solid silver Ben ice, of Beven pieces, was presented to retiring 
County Clerk Schaberg at Redwood city one day last week, in 
appreciation of bis dozen or bo yean of faithful service, and his 
untiring attention to the judicial officers. Judges and law 
of both San Francisco and San Mateo Counties contributed to 
the gift fund. 

Air. Schaberg was succeeded in office bj Joseph l>'. Nash, a 
young man prominent in Catholii church and Native Son or- 

• • » 

Palo Alio hag a new city directory, which gives the 
town's population at between 5,600 and 6,000. Redwood exp 

a directory about February l st, 

• • * 

Trouble resulted in Ben Lomond, Los Gatoe, Qilroy, II" 
Sau Juan, Woodside and other foothill towns last Sunday be- 
cause of promiscuous snow-balling. Many pedestrians - 
pelted oiT the streets, windows broken and signs battered down 
frj excited revelers in "the beautiful." It was the chance of a 
life-time to participate in ■ back-East winter pastime, and al- 
most every one unproved it. 

• * • 

The new editor of the South San Francisco Enterprise, Don- 
ald K. Green, bod of the late Will K. Green, of tl Sun, 
is authority for (he statement that 

being formed for the purpose of furnishing the town- betv. 
Burhngame and San Jose with home dailies, the printii _ 
done in a mammoth plant at Mo Alto or San •'• 9 ir ••- 
.■an be ascertained, according to Palo Alto publications, the whole 

thing is a myth, or a bad dream 'Hi the part of the Packing' 

» • • 

The Sutter Basin, comprising several thousand acres of low- 
lying land in Sutter County, is flooded during most of the 
bv water from the foothills! When the Sacramento River with- 
draws to its regular channel, the water deposited in the basin re- 
mains there, because the natural point of drainage is huj 
than the level of the river. T! 

evaporation, leaving decaying fish and producing unhoalthv 
ditions over a large ares. 

The basn wn with thick tnle beds, which hsv 

vented a surv - will be burned off. and when the 

is free from standing water, a survey will be made. The Board 
of Public Works, in response to a petition from Sutter County 
people who are desirous of draining and reclaiming the basin, 
lias undertaken to have it surveyed, so as to determine where the 
proposed drainage-canal is to run. As soon as the survey is 
comolete, an effort will be made to secure an appropriation from 
the State for the purpose of draining the basin. The drainage 
will reclaim thousands of acres of fertile agricultural land, and 
will greatly improve the sanitary condition of the region, [f 
the cost of the survey to be undertaken by the State Engineer 
should exceed the sum appropriated by the Board of Public 
Works, the property-owners in the basin will pay the rest. The 
Sutter Basin is the largest in the State of California that has 
never been surveyed for a drainage canal. 

* * * 

Oakland is fast growing into a Western city of the first mag- 
nitude. Last week its streets were the scene of a long war which 
would have done credit to San Francisco's palmiest days. Tha 
joke of the affair is, that two prominent Oakland clergymen had 
reported confidently the day before that there were no Chinese 
female slaves in Oakland. They had investigated, and been told 
that such was the case. Hardly was their report in, when a 
bloody fight took place over the possession of one of these slaves, 
for whose absence the clergymen had vouched. Moral. — Parsons 
make poor detectives. 

An Oakland man is paying alimony to throe women who bine 
had the distinction of marrying and then divorcing him. He 
says that the strain is too much, and asks for relief. The humors 

of our somewhat complicated divorce system are a little exhaust- 
ing, but there is no reason why an energetic and erratic young 
man should not be paying alimony to six women on a moderate 

computation. Tin 1 superiority of the present system would have 
been obvious to Henry Y1I1. who would thus have been relieved 

from the necessity of an executioner to resolve bis matrimonial 

problems. Under the modern system, we have an execution in 

lieu id' an executioner. 

* * * 

If then- i> on.' thing more than another which would reconcile 
the average citizen to a philosophic coi "ii of the agj n - 

sions of the federal Government, it is the manifest unwieldiness 

and inherent viciousnesa of tie- State Go Here lii 

Sacramento ibis Mar the graft in a Bhort week has become n 
nauseatingrj evident that the observer is forced to bold hi 

In another week, it will be worse than a reduction v. 
thing must be done. If the local Governments a iv so rotten that 
innot carry on the ordinary business of the state without 
. something will have to supervene. The majority of us 
may vet be glad to welcome the oft-prophesied man on 


The music at the Palace Hotel is a feature that lends 

much to the enjoyment of the visitor. The orchestra is unusually 

So many people ride these days that the shoe factories 

have to raise pre even. 



January 19, 1907 

The wedding bell must have lost its voice in the fanfare of 
trumpets and clamor of horns which ushered in the New "1 ear. 
It is several weeks since the gladsome peal of the marriage bell 
has echoed along the highways of society. But Cupid is cer- 
tainly still in business al the old stand, and unless his hand has 
lost its cunning, the parsons will have plenty to do yet. Just 
to show that Dan is still hustling, there are two engagements 
announced this week, whereas last week was drab and colorless 
from the viewpoint of the rosy little god of Love. 

The two interesting bulletins issued from Cupid's office an- 
nounce the engagement of Helen Wright to Mr. Miller, and of 
Florence Lundborg to Dr. Sumner. Miss Wright is a very 
charming girl who has been prominent socially, whereas Miss 
Lundborg has devoted herself to art. She has done sonic very 
clever work, her sketches of marsh lands being particularly effec- 
tive. Miss Lundborg has spent much of her life in Paris, where 
she has affiliated with a clever set of young artists. The deco- 
ration of a local cafe by brush and palette men was a cue taken 
from a similar compliment paid by Miss Lundborg and her 
coterie to a Paris restaurateur. 

In spite of the fact that the week has not been sprinkled 
with rice and bride's bouquets, it has been one of the most in- 
teresting on the season's calendar. A group of fashionables 
were discussing, over the tea biscuits, the flurry of gaiety which 
marks the tag end of the season. Their explanation of the phe- 
nomena was, that the debutantes were not presented to society 
in one large bouquet, but instead blossomed one by one. giving 
society fresh incentive when things began to lag. And two of 
the most prominent buds being presented at the end* of the Bea- 
son has necessitated a lively lot of entertaining in order to gel 
in before Lent decrees sackcloth and ashes. 

As a rule, the buds are presented in a bunch, and society wears 
itself out entertaining them in the beginning of the season. But 
the unusual conditions of this year unsettled the plans of several 
prominent debutantes, and it was not until well on in the sea- 
son that they decided to come out this year, after all. Lydia 
Hopkins, for whom most of the gala affairs of the week were 
given, only recently made her courtsey to all the world and his 
wife. Helene Irwin, who was presented last week at a smart 
tea at the Irwin home, was not counted on this season at all. as 
it was originally the intention of the Irwins to stay abroad until 

Tuesday and Friday were the busiest days of the week, an 1 
the interim was anything but dull. Monday started in bravely 
with a pretty luncheon given by Christine Pomeroy. In the 
evening the various sets of society fastened on skates and snapped 
their fingers at Jack Frost, who has evidently lost his bearings 
and mistaken these parts for his own camping ground. The 
Burlingame contingent skated in their own neck of the woods 
—the second meeting of the Menlo Park Skating Club takino- 
place at a near-by rink. Most of the householders down thai 
way entertained guests over-night. Marie Keeney, Helene Ir- 
win, Julia and Maizie Langhorne and a number of other cirls 
w^ent down for the meeting. There were still plenty of roller 
enthusiasts left in town to attend the skating club over which 
Mrs. Ynez Shorb White presides. 

Tuesday was a strenuous day for the debutantes. The -iris 
who had gone down to Menlo for the skating had to hurry hack- 
to town for the luncheon which Mrs. Lerov Nickels gave in honor 
of Miss Lydia Hopkins. The Nickels 'recently purchased the 
handsome home of the Horace Hills, and in its spring dress of 
daitodils, it was a charming picture. 

In the evening, Miss Hopkins was once more the motif of an 
elaborate entertainment which Mr. and Mrs Edward W 
kins gave at their home on California and Laguna streets 
Augustus Taylor and Mrs. Frederick McNear assisted 
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man as hostess. That same night the Gaiety Club gave its sec- 
ond dance at the Palace Hotel. Miss Gertrude Josselyn and Miss 
Ktnily Wilson acting as hostesses. \'el net a whit behind the 
times, Snn Rafael had a little skating tournament of its own 
presided over by several of the fashionable young matrons who 
making their home across the hay this season. 

Mrs. Richard P. Schwerin, who is giving a series of lunch- 
eons, gave a pretty affair on Thursday, with Mrs. Lansing Kel- 
logg ;i- -ii -1 oi honor. Mrs. II. M. A. Miller was also a lunch- 
eon hostess on thai day, her guests afterward enjoying several 
fascinai ing hours at bridge. 

Friday will leu.- to be i rimson-lettered on the calendar, for it 
was the gala day of :i festive wee];. The handsomely appointed 
ball which Mrs. William Kohl gave at the Palace Hotel in honor 
of the muchly feted Lydia Hopkins persented a wonrlrously 
beautiful seen.'. A number of smart dinners perceded the ball, 
Mrs. Warren Clark presiding at the one at which Miss Lydia 
was guest of honor. Dr. ami Mrs. Keeney and Miss Marie 
Keener were dinner hosts in special honor of Miss Charlotte 
Wilson, whose marriage to George Cadwallader is a not distant 
event. Miss Alice Hager also gave a dinner party preceding the 

Mrs. Schwerin gave the second of her -cries of luncheons on 

Most of the smart set went out of town over Saturday and 
Sunday, a large contingent froing over to San Rafael for tin 1 
dance which was given by the recently organized club. Miss 

Louise Boyd had a number of the house guests. 


January 11 (Friday)— Mrs. Ynez Shorb White received the 
members of the Cotillion Club at a brilliant dance at the 

Palace Hotel. Mrs. Henry Clarence Breedon entertained 


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January 19, 1907. 



at a large dinner party. Miss Jeanette Hooper gave n 
bridge party. 

January 12 (Saturday) — Mr. iud ilrs. William G. Irwin and 
Miss Helene Irwin received at a large tea. Mrs. Horace 
Davis was hostess at a bridge party. Mrs. R. P. Schwerin 
gave a dinner in honor of Miss Mullen. 

January 13 (Sunday) — Several members of the Burlingame 
Club entertained at luncheons at the club house. 

January 14 (Monday) — Miss Christine Pomeroy was hostess 
at a delightful luncheon. The skating club of which Mrs. 
Ynez Shorb While is manager, met. 'the .denlo Park Skat- 
ing Club held another meeting. 

January 15 (Tuesday) — Mr. and Mrs. Edward \Y. Hopkins save 
a dinner narlv in honor of Miss Lydia Hopkins. Mrs. Bar- 
ron gave a luncheon. iUiss Ethel Olnev gave a luncheon at 
her home in Oakland in honor of Miss Grace Baldwin. 
Mrs. Leroy nickels gave a luncheon. Mrs. E. Walton 
Hedges was hostess at a dinner party. Miss Carrie Gwin 
gave a bridge party. 

January 16 (Wednesday) — The Gaiety Club gave a dance at the 
Palace Hotel. The San Rafael Skating Club held another 
meeting. Mrs. Eugene Freeman entertained ai bridge. 

January 17 (Thursday) — Mrs. E. P. Schwerin gave a luncheon 
in honor of Mrs. Lansing Kellogg. Mrs. Frank ('. Havens 
gave a reception al her beautiful Oakland home. Mrs. TT. 
M. A. Miller entertained al a luncheon followed by bridge. 

January 18 (Pridav) — Mrs. William Kohl was hostess al a ball 
given in honor of Miss Lydia Hopkins. Mrs. Warren Clark 
entertained Miss Hopkins al a dinner preceding the ball 
Dr. and Mrs. Keone\ and Miss Marie Keenej gave a dinner 

in honor of Miss Charlotte Wilson and Mr. Qi i I ladwal- 

lader. Mrs. 1!. 1'. Schwerin was a luncheon hostess. Uic< 
Hager gave a dinnei prei edius I he Kohl ball. 

January 19 (Saturday I I he second meeting of the San Rafael 
Cotillion Cluh will be held al Hotel Rafai I. Mrs. B 
Francis Davis » ill be hostess at a la 

January '.'I (Thursday) Miss Uice Sullivan bas issued invita- 
tions for a luncheon. 


Miss Helen Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mre. C. S. Wright, to 
Mr. Miller. 

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* * * 

Del Monte ffoi ial Votes. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. \. McLaughlin and Miss France? M 

have come n> I lei Monte i it ml the » inter. 

McLaughlins will ha 
gel better. Mr. McLaughlin and W. II 

sylvania, plaj golf together occasionally. J. w. Byrne and M . 
Sniiili Bpenl a ■ I deal of time al the game during the holi- 
days. Mr. Byrne baa gone Easl foi a coupl 
laghan V<\ rne has returned to I 
Margaret Irvine, i- Btaying on at Del Moo'.. \ 
ol Si v Yo k, still has his prival . where I 

friends, .lames Mil. hell. i, and .1. \\ . Stoddard, ol 

limore. have main good tin 

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Mrs. John Dickinson, Nevi York; and Mr. and Mrs. J. ||. i 

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"'W'aberso wsd fat PA&sur&r 

Isabel Irving, who is to appear in the comedy, "Susan in 
Search of a Husband." at the Novelty Theatre. 

An important engagement will be tilled at the Novelty Thea- 
tre, beginning next Monday, when Liebler & Co/a production of 
"Susan in Search of a Husband," with Isabel Irving in the prin- 
cipal role, and supported by a company of superior excellence 
which has been culled from the members of Miss Eleanor Ron- 
son's New York company, who are not at present engaged owing 
to the character of Miss Robson's play by Paul Armstrong, which 
is of such a character that there are no parts for them. The 
genius of George C. Tyler is responsible for the present arrange- 
ment, and it was his idea that Miss Irving, who was especially 
engaged to support Miss Robson in the present vehicle, and who 
for two years was the star of the company presenting "The 
Crisis," should be sent out with Miss Robson's players in one 
of the most successful vehicles of her present repertoire 
* * * 

Ned Nye and his "Six Rollicking Girls," will make their firsl 
appearance in this city at the Orpheum this Sunday afternoon 
They have a singing and dancing specialty that has completed 
captured Eastern audiences, and they bid fair to create a vocal 
and terpsiehorean sensation here. Warren and Blanchard "the 
comedian and the singer," are old favorites in this amusemera- 
lovmg community, and their re-appearance will be hailed with 
delight. Fred Warren is, without doubt, one of the best im- 
personators of negro character in the country. Edgar Atchison- 
Ely, England's greatest comique and late leading comedian with 
-May Irwin, promises a unique act. He was here four years ago 
and had San Francisco in a spasm of laughter for two weeks 
Marsele and Millav, whose hilarious performances on the hori- 

zontal bars and burlesque wrestling exhibitions have won them 
fame on two continents, will complete the list of new-comers. 
Their work must needs be seen to be appreciated. John C. Rice 
and Sally Cohen will continue their highly hilarious Earcette, 
"All the World Loves a Lover;" the Sear] and Violet Allen 
Company, presenting "The Traveling Man." promise new laughs 
— and Wills Nolt Wakefield, the diawing room entertainer; 
Black and Jones, the dancing comedians, and Orpheum Motion 
Pictures will complete a varied and interesting programme. 

* * *r. 

The Lambardi Grand Opera Company will sing Rossini's 
mosl popular light opera, "The Barber of Seville." at the Cen- 
tral Theatre, for the matinee this afternoon, by special request. 
In the music lesson scene. Adelina Tromben will introduce a 
new waltz, especially composed 1'or her by the musical director, 
Chevalier Fulgencio Guerrieri, and her exquisite rendition of 
the popular ballad, "Yiolets," by Ellen Wright, in English. The 
cast will also include Uusso. Pacini. Bergami, Cannctti and Ma- 
rina. To-night and to-morrow matinee. "La Boheme" will be 
repeated, with its superb cast, exquisite scenery and complete 
accessories. To-morrow night, the success "i the Beason, Gior- 
dano's lyric drama. "Fedora," will he sung. Monday, Thursday, 
Sunday nights and Saturday matinee, the tragic opera. "Er- 
nani." will be heard. Wednesday and Friday nights and Sunday 
matinee, r l hennas"* opera comique, "Mignon," will be presented. 
"Fedora" will be repeated on Tuesday night, and "Cavalleria 
Rusticana" and "FPagliaeci" on Saturday night, with Ester 
Adaberto as Kedda. she will also sing in "Ernani" and "Fe- 
dora." Antola will be heard in "Ernani," and Campofiore and 
Tromben in "Mignon." A special feature of this opera will be 

the harp solus by .Mine. Louisa Cainini, the great harp soloist. 

Ester Adaberto, dramatic soprano, 
Com pan ii. Central Theatre. 

Lambardi Grand Opera 

January 19. mo;. 



I ing to the Orpheum 

\ mi mi mil to-day for the pn 

Oi i Kolld Pi I I In' rinks , 

were the Auditorium, San b'rar ! ceside Rink, On 

: in Kink, San Jose; ttayview, Martines, and The Princess, 
of San Jose, h ition was formed, and will now be 

known as the I I Roller l'"l" League, and the lii-t 

.mi. s in San Francisco «ill l»' played 
at the Auditorium on Januar] 28d, afternoon and evening, be- 
tween 1 nl San !•' i h rough th ition of 
the public in California will have the pleasure "f 

inating and sportsman] iki 
never been played before in this city. The d 
elected were Mr. 1 •'. R tti Win, Auditorium Rink, chairman; M- 

Young, l.aKi' Rink, - irer. 

• • • 

The splendid M.xk ronipnn) si the Colonial Thi itr - 
attracting crowded houses, and n way worthy of this 

I that 

- in th? 

very best manner. 'I ! imme, wl 

\l. Barrio's beaut i fid S ;y." is 

one, if not the besl staged, and 

- an nil-round but too rarel) 

nowadays. Fran 
the public attention. N 

I ho can 

hat he 

ian of ilr- He p< 

th>' ad 

Hi? | 

is truly admirable as Lucy Smith. In her early scenes she h 

full of fun and joyousness, and her latter ones are marked by 

true pathos. The reappearance of A. Bert Wesner is a genuine 

(Continued on Page lJ,.) 

Central Theatre 



Matinee to-day at 2:15, "The Barber of Seville." 

To-night and Sunday matinee, "La Boheme." 

Sunday night, "Fedora." 

Next week — Monday, Thursday, Sunday nights, Saturday matinee, 

"Ernani." Tuesday night, "Fedora." Wednesday, Friday nights, 

Sunday matinee, "Mignon." 

Saturday night — "Cavalleria Rustieana" and "1'Pagliacci." 

PriCfls--$2, ?1.50, ?1. 00, 75c, 50c. 

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Sunday night, last time of Mclntyre and Heath in "THE HAM 


Beginning Monday night, the comedienne, ISABEL IRVING, in 

Jerome K. Jerome's three-act comedy, 

Adapted by Eugene W. Presbrey. Direction of Liebler & Co. 

Prices 2.1c to Sl'oO 



Week commencing Sunday matinee. January 20th. 
chard; Ed^ar Atchison-Ely; Marzelo and Millay; Searl and Violet 
Allen Company; Willa Holt Wakefield; Black and Jones; Orpheum 
Motion Pictures, and last week of JOHN C. RICE AND SALLY 

Special Notice — The Orpheum will nunc to its new Class "A" 
Theatre Building. Monday evening, January 21st. 
Prices — 10c 25c. and 50c. Down-town box office at Donlon's Drug 
Store, Fillmore and Sutter streets. Phone West 6,000. 

Colonial Theatre 

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January 19, 1907 

pleasure to the patrons of this theatre. M r. Wesner is an actor 
to the tips of his fingers. His great intelligence enables him 
to know what treatment the roles entrusted to him should re- 
ceive, and his great ability enables him to give them that treat- 
ment. As Doctor Cosens he eould not be bettered. A portrayal 
that stands out prominently and pleasantly by reason o£ its 
great artistic merit is the Effie Proctor of Jane J cilery. "The 
Professor's Love Story" will be played for the last time Sunday 
night. Next week. "The Vinegar Buyer" will be given, with 
Prank Bacon in Ezra Kendall's role of Joe Miller. 

:jc $: $ 

The Auditorium has been called a "skating palace." and 
rightly. 'J he management is busy with new ideas to spring on 
the amusement loving public, and the result is, that each evening 

is a pleasant surprise party. 

* * * 

Marie Wainwright, one of the best known actresses on the 
American stage, is a member of the star cast in support of 
Isabel Irving in the production of "Susan in Search of a Hus- 

Mclntyre & Heath give their final performance of "The Hani 
Tree" at the Novelty Theatre on Sunday night. 

Miss Isabel Irving, the young American actress, is said to 
have the finest private library of dramatic works that is in ex- 
istence in America to-day. 

* * * 

The big comedy production of "Buster Brown" is making a 
big hit on tour this season. It is playing to enormous business 

on its way here. 

* * * 

Herbert Standing, the excellent English actor, who is to be 
seen here with Isabel Irving in the production of "Susan in 
Search of a Husband," is the father of the well-known actor, 
Guy Standing. The elder Standing was for many years a very 
successful star in England. 

Dreamland Rink, despite the rain, continues to attract thi 
crowds. New features are designed for every evening. 

If any one doubts that San Francisco is a wide-open town 

let him take a walk any time after 9 p. m. in the new Tenderloin, 
which is both larger and more brazen than the old. Its storm 
center is a large rectangle, the boundaries of which are constant'y 
changing, but which comprises many blocks in the center of 
the new city, although there are plenty of squally spots 
outside of this rectangle. Everything goes, and. what is 
most significant, and most serious, is the growing frequency of 
the solicitation of prostitution by street-walkers. In the past, 
for some years, San Francisco has been singularly free from the 
nymphes du pave, the fallen women plying their vocation within 
doors. How long will it lie before Golden Gate avenue will, in 
this respect, rival upper Broadway and the Strand? 

As though the post-office department did not have enough 

troubles, new ones are heaped upon it by women who tell social 
fibs. When they sidestep a social affair that does not appeal 
to them, they make the excuse that the invitation did not reach 
them. Then the sender of the invitations goes around telling 
her friends that the Postmaster doesn't know the first tiling 
about his business; and ten to one her husband tells bis business 
associates and acquaintances about it. with the result that the 
impression spreads that the Postmaster does his work by slow 
freight. Postmaster Wvman is one of the recent sufferers from 
these fibs, and sees no protection against them. It looks as 
though he will be compelled to demand a receipt from every 
society woman to whom he delivers an invitation. 

The chaplain who offered up prayer at the opening of the 

Legislature last week, spoke only 50 words, but they were funny 
ones, iu the light of what followed. He asked that the Legisla- 
ture be protected from the spirit of graft. And within five 
minutes after he had said "Amen," Assemblymen and Senators 
had their arms in the public treasury up to the elbows. Thev 
were fairly smeared with patronage pie. But the preacher 
earned his five dollars, which is his daily price for this farce. The 
idea of opening a session of a California Legislature with 
prayer ! An invocation to the Deity would be as appropriate at 
a prize fight. 

Taft & Pennoyer 


On Umbrellas 

The largest and most complete assortment of 
Umbrellas we have ever shown have been put 
on sale this day at 20 per cent off their regular 
value. This price continues to the end of the 
month. The line includes a full assortment of 
fancy and natural wood handles, at least forty 
qualities of union and silk, and every new de- 
vice of the season. Our prices range from 
#1.00 upward to $17.50. 


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Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland, Gal. 

Jules Pages ifi back again, and it is rumored that he has the 
contract Er le of the largest Eastern magazines to paint 

pictures of the "reconstruction period" of San Francisco. 

* * * 

Xavier Martinez. Del Muc and Bertha Stringer Lee closed a 
very successful exhibition ibis week at the rooms of the Guild 
of Arts and Crafts, 1825 California street. 

* * * 

The Guild of Arts ami ( 'raits will close the month with an 
exhibit of European posters. 

* * * 

Rabjohn & ilorcom have on exhibition an exquisite Maria 
Martinetti. It is a Turkish interior, ami it is handled in a mas- 
terly manner. There are many other paintings on exhibition, 

making well worth while a visit to the gallery. 

The Palace Hotel is now the center of attraction when 

luncheon and dinner is to he discussed. 

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It is astonishing that a discriminating public does not take the 
daily press to task for its hypocrisy in dealing with the question 
of tin' scarcity and the high prii e of coal. 'I o disi uss the reasons 
for the scarcity and the consequent high price of coal would mean 
a book of academics and polemical adjectives, and the News Let- 
ter will only attempt to cover the local question. With a view- 
to making capital for itself with the amazingly foolish mass that 
buys newspapers, the press of San Francisco has chosen the West- 
ern Fuel Company as an easy victim, and it points the accusing 
ringer at this corporation and its officers. 

Why the daily press prefers the method indicated and inflames 
the public mind is one of the things that belongs in the realm 
of daily journalism, and as such is past finding out. 

The truth of the situation is a simple one. I he entire country 
suffers from a shortage of cars. It is not alone in the coal mining 
centers that the shortage is felt, but among lumbermen, flour 
men, and all industries making use of rail transportation, how- 
ever short or long the haul may be, and it is a scarcity of cars 
that has very evidently caused the trouble in all lines. There 
has been an extraordinary demand for all staples all over the 
country, and the makers of cars and locomotives have no! been 
able for the past two years to lill their orders quickly enough to 
meet the demands of the public and their servants, tin' transpor- 
tation companies. Just as mui b coal is being mined as formerly. 

It must be remembered thai al Seattle ami al Bellingham, wl 

ships arrive at the bunkers they are loaded in order of demand 
in just the same wsq as a theatre-goer waits in line for a tick-it 
to some popular play. It there are a number of ships ahead of 
you and the coal is brought from the mine in a limited quantity, 
the ships loading slowly, your turn c 3 slowly. It your vessel 

has lo wad days, these days cos! a great deal of money, as there 

is an average demurrage charge of some two hundred dollars a 

day. Investigation at the coal bunkers of the company in San 
Francisco shows that no discrimination of any kind is shown, 

and that as long as I here is . oal in the bunkei -. and \ou have I be 

wagon to haid it away, i he coal will be so hi io all comers at a 

Uniform rale of $1'.' a toll. 'I his means that not only dealer-. 

hni individuals, will be supplied at this rate. 'Mo- is all the 

evidence any sane person may ask lo show that the "mil trust." 

so called, does not wish to create a scarcity, Inn i Ih ■ 

only step iii ii> power lo prevent same. At s iattle, the company 
lakes its chance in line lo obtain supplies with 

China, coasters, Sound Bteamers and a hundred and one tramp 


'I be coinpaiM I with telegrams from this or 

that relief board, from Goldfield, Tonopah and other int 
points io . ome to the help of the communi d by 

the senders of the " ires. 'I h -> interior pi 

I ured all their coal Bupplj from the East, ami in their 

extremity, the ear short l| the same in Utah as it i- :n 

I'onoM Ivania, they turn to San Fi i Ip. Th • 

"trust ." BO .ailed, is absolute]} I' Ip] -- D the premises, an 1 
lor the same reason that I cannot help the local situation, it i- 

iiri'd from helping the poor pen 'I he \\Y» 

fuel Companj lo QO with that may lie 

e\a. led h\ . .11- i from tin ir it b is 

not tin- tin omnel tin- the coal at a given 

enable margin or profit, i stand 

l ion of the publii . and 
ers. whether in the Ir 

mot furnish the means oi liaulii il away, and it can- 

not i omp 'I the daily p 

An old adage h*S :t thai there are thr.. 

and tire — but presumably the fire is in th Id. 

Crown Point Gold and Silver Miring Company. 

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Germany is handing tin' Kaiser a lemon which, when he 

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it will day for his business when he declares D 

law and himself the supreme military of the empire. 

For the sin of commission, an Eastern banker was sent 

on for two years. He stole a quarter of a million. For 
die sin of omission, an insurance agent was sent up for tcu 
I le omitted to take more than $5,000. 


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January 19, 1907 


For three days during the pasl 
On the Stock Exchange week the volume of business on 

the San Francisco Stock Ex- 
change has exceeded 1,000,000 shares, the bulk-of which have 
been of Southern Nevada mines. The more virulent the at- 
tacks upon these mines by the enemies of Nevada and the camps, 
the larger the demand for the shares. The resuscitation of the 
Sullivan Company has helped the business in this class of se- 
curities wonderfully, and ever since the arrangement of the 
affairs of the concern, and the treaty of peace with the miners, 
the market has been more buoyant than ever. It is too early to 
announce with any certainty the complexion of the new directo- 
rate of the big trust company, but from the way things look, 
some of the most prominent men in Nevada will be selected as 
the managers. The attack upon this company had a very ig- 
nominious ending. The result will likely show- more plainly 
than ever that reflections upon personal character, when dollars 
and cents are concerned, do not cut much figure with the public 
in this portion of the West, where it is common for millionaires 
to evolve out of all sorts of material. The fact that they have 
the coin will carry them along with the majority of people, 
provided they give every one a square deal, the truth of the old 
distich ruling as true to-day as ever: 

"When Adam delved and Eve span. 
Who was then the gentleman?" 

The Goldfield stocks are still the favorites with speculators. 
The bulk of the business of late has been confined to them, 
prices firming up on heavy purchases. It is noticeable that upon 
advances of a material character there is a good deal of profit- 
taking, which shows that the talent is content for the moment to 
turn its money when the opportunity offers. This is a sensible 
way of looking at the matter. It is not always safe in a mining 
market to let profits run on. There may be occasions, as in the 
case of the Mohawk, where the extent of mining development 
and the prospective value of the mine, warrants such a ■ course. 
All is not gold that glitters, even in Goldfield, and it is safe 
to remember that all the properties now quoted on the stock list 
do not show an equivalent in values for the prices at which they 
are quoted. It is safe to' say that all these new Nevada camps 
are now prospering on the wonderful wealth and reputation of 
a lew representative mines, and that in many cases stocks are 
being bought and sold which do not even represent prospects. 
But. however, all these things will adjust themselves in time. 
r l he activity in the Diamondfield Triangle follows the persistent 
rumor of a merger which threatens in that quarter. The success 
of the Goldfield merger naturally suggests the formation jf 
others upon similar lines. As regards the Diamondfield merger, 
details are not yet available. It is simply for the moment an 
item of street gossip, although the action of the market would 
seem to indicate that something was doing in the camp. The 
Tonopahs were not so largely dealt in, but such as were showed 

Down Manhattan way, there was little doing. The stocks cf 
the camp held steady, but their day has not come yet. When it 
does, there are some shares now listed on the Boards which will 
make the pride of other camps along the line look small in com- 

The strongest stock on the Comstock list was Savage, which 
maintains its firm tone in face of a weak feeling prevailing in 
other quarters. Business in these stocks has not been lively of 
late, but there are always hopes. 

The announcement was made during the w^eek that Mr. W. C 
Ralston had resigned from the presidency of the Fulton Iron 
"v\ orks to take his seat in the exchange as an active member This 
is agreeable news. Men of his calibre and standing in stock 
circles are needed. 

The Exchange has just held its annual election. It re-elected 
its old officers, among them Jos. S. King, chairman, and F W 
Hadley, treasurer. Mr. Hadley has served the Board in thii 
capacity for twenty years. 

Another story is told of the proposed 

Another Bond formation of a gas trust which will not 

Flotation Scheme, only take unto its expansive bosom the 

local combine, hut also all stray com- 
panies throughout the northern counties of the State. The 
latest storv bears on the ambitious aspirations of a New Jersey 
concern, backed, it is said, by the Goulds and Edwin Hawley. 
The story will probably be told and re-told with endless varia- 
tion, until the deal is finally consummated or goes to pot. The 
Western Power Company is the owner of many water rights in 
Northern California, the center' of its operations being Oro- 
ville, on the Feather river, from which it derives its power. If 
the proposed absorption of the Pacific Gas and Electric Com- 
pany, a combination of the old San Francisco Gas and Electric, 
the independent Has Company, and the California Gas and 
Electric Company is carried out, the Western Power will cer- 
tainly have a wide enough field. The Pacific Gas and Electric 
Company is capitalized for $57, 000,000 and the Western Powej 
for $25,000,000, which would make a total capitalization of $54,- 
000,000, a large enough sum to establish a first-class plant, with 
a modern equipment in. twenty or thirty cities as large as San 
Francisco, and leave a balance over for equipment of a few out- 
side cities on the Pacific Slope. This is no fairy tale, an esti- 
mate furnished by competent engineers within the past five 
years figuring the cost of duplicating the gas works of San 
Francisco on a larger scale than to-day, complete with a modern 
equipment, for a sum in the neighborhood of $3,500,000. But 
this is a day of big mergers. Capitalists expend some hundreds 
Of thousands on a scheme, which, when underwritten by a 
few promoters, is capitalized and floated for millions. This, 
after paying liberally for underwriting, leaves a dividend for 
the manipulators, which in point of size, makes the origi- 
nal amount invested in the scheme look very small indeed. The 
result is an over capitalization, which strains the resources of 
the concern to meet its payments, the unfortunate consumer 
suffering, as usual, from this gigantic and unreasonable system 
of watering stock. The financial situation at present favors the 
furtherance of schemes of the kind, but a day of reckoning will 
come eventually. 

Now conies a new Richmond into 
.1 Rival in the Field, the field. The news that the West- 
ern Power Company is reaching 
out its tentacles for the lighting business of the city has awak- 
ened the San Francisco Coke and Gas Company to the danger 
of the situation. In response, it shies its castor into the ring 
with a determination to fight the haughty combine to a finish. 
It proposes to do a little merging on its own account, and asso- 
ciated with the Stanislaus Power Company to supply the people 
of San Francisco with electric light and power. A Boston 
banking firm is backing an arrangement, it is said, which has 
been made with the power company, and work will be pushed 
with the assurance that the plant will be ready for operation in 
September next. Ff one could depend upon the assertion thai 
this company would ait independently, it would give the public 
some hope for relief from any arbitrary action upon the part 
of the Western Power Trust now being formed, but little stock 







M»r. 3, '02 
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Sept. 15, " 
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Francis Cutting, Geo. N. O'Brien 

Vice-President Cashier ., 

Jam-art 19, 1907 



Promising Young 
Engineer Dead. 

is taken now in protestations of the kind after the way the In- 
dependent Gas Company and the Valley Railroad tumbled off 
their pedestals into the maw of rival corporations; when the 
time came to renounce their original plans of making both in- 
stitutions work solely in the interests of and for the sole welfare 
of the public. 

They are now talking about the pos- 

The' Increased )'i< , /il sible demonetization of gold, owing ;.o 

of Oold. the rapidly increasing yield of gold. 

We have hardly got to the stage of 
over-production yet, although there is no doubt that the annual 
output of the metal is growing rapidly. Last year, according 
to the statistics of the Mint, the American yield of gold shows 
a gain of $7,920,700. The returns from Nevada for the pres- 
ent year will likely show a still larger increase in the yield than 
it has this year, the figures amounting to $-1,.">ihi,0(N>, and the 
same may be expected from other States which were below the 
average this year. In South Africa, the gold output for the 
Transvaal for 190G was $122,884,935, an increase of nearly 
$20,000,000 over 1905. Westralian mines also hugely increased 
their output, for the year. 

The stockholders of the Columbus 

A Prosperous Hunk. Savings and Loan Society held their 

annual meeting and election of officers 
in the bank building, corner of Montgomery and Washington 
streets, (bis week. The annual statement submitted showed a 
very gratifying increase in deposits and earnings for the pas! 
year. The deposits ai the close of the year were $2,429,461.39. 

Paid-up capital, surplus and reserve, $235,227.59. The assets 
of the bank are $2,669,624, including firs! mortgage loans, iirsi 
mortgage bonds, bank premises, available cash and other assets. 
The following officers were elected to -cue Eor the ensuing 
year: President, I. W. Bellman, Jr.; Vice-President, Q. Baci- 
galupi; Secretary and Cashier, Waller .1. de Martini. 

It is w itb regret thai we notice the death 
oi I ei oj B. raj mom ille, s highly prom- 
ising ■ "mi- i lectrical engine r. I >f late, 
ami up to the time ol i, M r. Pay- 

monville held the responsible position ol manager of an electric 
lighl plant at llcrmosillo. Mexico, where he died during the 
week of typhoid. He »;>- twenty-three years of age, and 
oldest sen of Bernard Faymonville, Oral vice-president of the 

Fireman's Pond Insurance Company. 

* * * 

A mining case of very great importance to Manhattan, has 
jusi been decided l>\ Ju . in the District Court mi 

nig at Tonopah. I he suit was a tesi case, and uu 
suits bane ,.n i he ultimate decision. Two Buits were brought 
in ibis instance to ipiieJ title; one by W. S. Jo linet 

Dan \l< Namara, and the other l>\ A. D. Naah et ah. of the Man- 
hattan Dexter Mining Company against the same defendant. 
Judge Breen decided both cases against McNamara. He will 

appeal from the decision to the Supreme Court. 

» » * 

Owing in the rapid increase of traffic between this citj and 
the new Nevada camps, the Southern Pacific has decidi 
begin a double dai o Qoldfield and Tonopah, on and 

after February 3d. '1 his will make ii p 
on one morning and arrive in tb ' gold district on the 

next, crossing the desert at night. 

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Naval Constructor John G. Tawresy, U. S. Navy, senior super- 
visor for the Government at the Union Iron Works, where some 
men-of-war are being built, is slowly convalescing from an in- 
jury sustained in a painful Km odd accident. About live weeks 
ago. while performing his duties at the iron works, he stepped, 
with all his weight upon one loot, from a high place on a new- 
vessel to a boaid below. He did not notice that a nail was stick- 
ing up straight from the board. The nail went right through 
the sole of hii shoe, into his foot beneath the instep, and almost 
pierced the foot entirely. It was exceedingly painful, and the 
dirty nail caused the wound to become infected. Tawresy lay 
helplessly in his bed at home for weeks, and as soon as possible 
was taken to the French Hospital, whence he was discharged as 
convalescent last. week. He will probably not be able to return 
to duty before the end of tins month. Constructor Tawresy is 
recognized as one of the ablest naval architects in the world, and 
his work at the Union Iron Works has been highly commended. 
He has the relative rank of a Commander in the Line. 

* * * 

To one who knows Judge Lawlor, his setting out for a week's 
walking and camping trip seems an incongruity, so little does 
his Honor look the part. Although of sturdy build, Lawlor 
has the appearance of a confirmed lover of the pavement — is dis- 
tinctly urban in fashion and bearing. The judge is just as de- 
ceptive when he makes an after-dinner speech. Although not 
an orator, he has an easy, speaking manner, and one that does 
not at all prepare his bearers for the quiet humor that bobs out 
so unexpectedly. Cue would not think of hearing humor from 
Judge Lawlor." He does not beam genially upon his hearer?, 
but rather frowns and stares into vacancy. He talks slowly. 
deliberately, quietly — and when it is least expected, some quip 
will spring forth that will convulse his hearers, not only be- 
cause of its quality, but because of the source. For when the 
judge jokes, he frowns harder than usual, and before the laugh 

has died away is deep in seriousness again. 

* * * 

Ellen Terry thinks we are not civilized. She says that on her 
present tour of America she will visit only the civilized part of 
the United States — will go no farther west than Chicago, and 
no farther south than Washington. We can stand it if Ellen 
can. She should remember that San Francisco gave her more 
appreciation than nearly any other American city that she vis- 
ited. Also it should occur to her that some of her most dan- 
gerous stage rivals are Californians. Really, her remark was 
so silly that there is a suspicion that Ellen was making an 

elephantine British attempt to play to the galleries. 

* * * 

Mrs. Elizabeth Gregory, formerly a San Francisco newspaper 
woman, but now on the Kalamazoo Gazette, is the subject of 
Associated Press despatches because she refuses to attend the 
prayer meeting that is held every afternoon as a preliminary to 
getting out the Gazette. Preachers have called at the office 
and expressed their wonder, which is great in view of the fact 
that Mrs. Gregory is church editor of the Gazette. 

T here may be more reasons than one for Mrs. Gregory's re- 
fusal. That she is church editor is no indication that she is 
religious. In truth, a church reporter obtains an inside view 
of church workings that sometimes develops skepticism. She 
is in the position of the preacher's son, whose observance of the 
difference between his father's precept and practice generally 
makes him a disbeliever. 

Other reasons are not hard to find. Mrs. Gregory, according 
to the despatches, is a newspaper-woman of experience. Being 
such, she sees how farcical is the prayer-meeting custom inaugu- 
rated by the Gazette. She sees quack advertisements in its col- 
umns, spoiling news, sensation and scandal. And like the dis- 
criminating woman she is, she realizes that prefacing the ac- 
complishment of such work with prayer comes near being 

* * * 

A curious story comes from the East as a result of enquiry 
into the relative proportions of male and female in the popula- 

tion. It is stated on good authority that the women are so much 
more numerous in some of the so-called she-towns — that is, the 
towns where textile industry is supreme, that numbers of women 
associate so as to sustain a man among them. If this is true, 
it will be almost the first case on record of the practice of practi- 
cal polygamy being voluntarily undertaken by women. Inci- 
dentally it should furnish some material for good writing by the 
nasty sensationalists who fancy themselves to be novelists. 

* * * 

It is well known that abuse is not argument, and it is just 
as well known that an attorney must, in the nature of things, 
presume his client innocent of crime before taking up his case. 
It seems to be the fashion in newspaper circles in San Fran- 
cisco to presume that a man is guilty until he is proven mnocenr. 
Without any desire to take the ground that Schmitz is innocent 
of the many crimes that are placed at his door by the press. 
now that he is come to trial it would seem but just to the court 
having the matter in hand that the newspapers cease their en- 
deavors to imprison the man and try him afterward ! There 
is nothing to be gained by tin- attempt of the daily press to in- 
jure the attorneys for the defense in their legal or social stand- 
ing by a systematic campaign of ridicule. This very apparent 
attempt to make the attorneys who are sworn to defend the ac- 
cused -Mayor to the best of their ability lose caste and in create 
in the mind of the court the idea that these eminent men have 
no standing, is a most reprehensible act. 

If it shall transpire that such tactics shall win and have their 
effect on the mind of a court or jury, then there is not one of the 
cherished institutions of this country that is free from attack. 
The entire principle of justice has been overthrown, for it is an 
established principle of law in the United States that a man ,'s 
1 1 res mi led guiltless until proven otherwise, and the attorneys (■•;■ 
the accused, as officers of the court defending a man under their 
oath, and doing their duty, should not be under the constant 
abuse of newspapers or individuals. Fair play is a great 
American principle, and guilty or innocent, Schmitz is not get- 
ting any very large consignments of the article at the hands of 
the San Francisco press or public at this time. 

* * * 

It is authoritatively denied by Mr. Bogue. the engineer in 
charge of the construction work, and vice-president of the West- 
ern Pacific, that the Gould people have bought a newspaper or 
grabbed a street. We are exceedingly glad to hear it. and fir 1 
public will greet the information with cheers. It's almost too 
good to be true ! It's an innovation in California railroading 

that is so cheerfully honest that it smacks of the millenium. 

* * * 

The Board of Tea Experts, consisting of seven members, has 
now two Californians in its membership. Mr. George W. Caswell, 
well known as a tea and coffee man. and Mr. Charles B. Piatt. 
This board holds a meeting once a year in New York to decide 
upon regulations regarding the admission of tea to the United 
States. Tea is not required to pay a duty. Ijul it must not fall 
below a certain specified quality. The appointment of Mr. 
Caswell is sure to gratify a large number of friends, who will 
rejoice that he has so been singled out by the Government for 
honor in his line of business. 

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January 19, 1907. 



The lining of militia men by a Sacramento court for non-at- 
tendance at drills is a step in the right direction. The militia 
is the backbone of the State, and if anything is calculated to 
stiffen it, recognition by the courts is sure to do so. Two offenders 
who seemingly did not take the militia duties seriously were fined 
twenty dollars. 

Discipline means enthusiasm on the part of the military enthu- 
siast. Now let the law go a little farther and fine the individual 
and employer who belittles the efforts of the State Government 
in the direction of an efficient militia by making attendance at 
drills or camps impossible. Let the law reach the labor unions, 
also, that treasonably forbid membership in the militia. Let 
the members of such unions be imprisoned for treason to the 
State, or if this cannot be done, let them be fined so heavily that 

they will loyally support the State Government in all its branches. 

* * * 

One of my English friends tells a few interesting stories about 
Gilbert, of Gilbert and Sullivan fame. He says that Gilbert 
once gravely described the performance of a certain actor, in the 
part of Hamlet, as "being funny without being vulgar.'" Upon 
being asked if he had seen another actor's Othello, he said : "No ! 
and I have lots of trouble in my life, too!" 

Watching the scene shifters, who were unusually slow in their 
work of raising the scenery for "Nero,'' he finally said: "This 
Rome was not built in a day." 

"Is that, what you would call a bijou residence?" asked a cer- 
tain globe trotting lady, as they were going up the Thames i a 
launch. The "bijou" residence was the mansion of a South Afri- 
can magnale. "i es, madame," replied Mr. Gilbert, "and you can 
see the bijouess on the lawn!" Among a party of long-faced 
clergymen be was asked how be Pelt, and he replied: "1 feel like 

a lion in a den of Daniels." 

* * * 

Mean things are being said aboul Attorney Woolner al 

Benjamin Franklin W]oolner, Oakland School Director- about 
"Ben" Woolner, vivid portrayei of "Little Egypt," and teller of 
naughty Btories. Thej must In- inn>. for ii was :i pn-iii Iht who 
said them, and preachers never tell falsehoods! What did be 
say? Well, boiled down to every-day English, the minister in- 
cused the lawyer who lays claim to being something of a can- 
can dancer, of renting bouses in Oakland 1 i Chinatown 

for purposes thai are high] al. The minister didn't 

whisper it, either] I"- blurted it right out in a public mi 
and there were man} « ho heard him saj it. 

Bui it is said i hai there are i |! 
that if one if ten 

Commissioner J. !•'.. M< Blroy — who, bj the way, is city Attorney 
oi Oakland, although his private practice is so exl 
he finds but little time to devote himself to public affaire- 
could tell some things about the same subjecl with which ga\ 
boj Ben is Bald to be closely identified. If he were appro 
aboul the matter, the politii • itj Attorney would, in all proba- 
bility, answer: "Am I my brothers keeperP' Bui the pi 
somewhat old, and has been used quite often. 

» « * 

\\ hai is saui <• tor I ' ir the gander! i 

on pretends to have i In- good of the community al 
when he introduces a bill in the California Legislature to prevenl 
children under eighteen yi from attending hors 

and prixe-fights. If Johnson was not hypo seating 

ihis bill, he would change ii and ma ony for any one 

nf mill ag« to attend pri e-fights or to have anything to < 

racing. It becomes felon) in th< end. anyhow. If it is 
bad for the son, i nly bad for the father. Mr. Johnson's 

bill clouds the issue. I.ct bun get behind the Eechelmann meas- 
ure ami abolish horse rai 

» * « 

A Hungarian chemist, bj the name of Brunn, claims to have 
made the dii nipound, which 

tain kinds of matter p 

ha) it doubles the di 
water proof. The Hungarian can 

able a e»l his 

"nei '. 

* • • 

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Now at 

while, and that, strange as it may seem, the Filipino is grateful 
for the benefits conferred. The Legislative Assembly will meet 
in two or three days, and make laws for the country. The dis- 
tricts have been formed, eighty-six of them, outside of the non- 
Christian and Moro divisions, and each district will be governed 
by three commissioners, selected by the people and elected by 
the people. Gradually the whole country is coming under the 
dominion of local self-government, and as gradually as this is 
happening, so gradually is the howl of the anti-imperialist in- 
i reasing. Give the Philippines free entry for their products, and 
the whole country will blossom like a rose. The prosperity oi 
Manila means more prosperity for San Francisco. 


In these days, when scientists learnedly discuss dry farming 
and agriculturists are forever devising new forms of plant life, 

il is of interest to note the introduction ol something thai has .i 

known value and that does not partake of the nature of experi- 
mentation. Paspalum grass is calling the attention oJ the agri 
fulturisl toward the Antipodes. Paspalum dilatatum is a won- 
der, a deep footer and drought resister. It will prevenl noxious 
growths, ii will make worthless lands valraMe, and it will, in 
time, reclaim either swamp or arid lands. It has revolutionized 
rv industry on the north coasl of New South Wales. One 
enthusiastic dairyman says: "I have si en farms when i 

dred head of dairy cattle have been kept all the year around on 

an one hundred acres of laud. The results are splendid 
hi milk and butter." Paspalum should be a great sue 
( lalifornia, and a boon to our farme 

at the Palace Hotel, at Post and Leavenworth, are meal 
are worth while. All ihe care of a splendid chef, and the ser- 
il the old house, combined with an exquisite menu. 

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The main topic of conversation at the present time in auto- 
mobile circles is the coming show. In fact, all the attention 
and energies of the dealers for the next four weeks will be cen- 
tered on the show. It is the first time that such an event has 
been held in San Francisco, and there is, therefore, a greal 
deal of enthusiasm displayed. Like every popular movement in 
this city, nothing is done by halves. It is a thorough success, 
or else it is a dire failure.' Up to the present time, the first 

failure has to be recorded. 

* * * 

The Automobile Club of California has taken a hand in the 
show game and will be a party to the event. The club has con- 
sented" to lend its name for the occasion, and the officers and 
members of the club are working hard to do their share towards 

The show committee of the Automobile Dealers' Association 
of California has reported that all the floor space has been 
reserved. It was found that there was just enough to go round. 
There will be twelve big exhibits on the main floor, while 
there will be twenty-one along the sides of small proportions. 
The accessories dealers and the motor-bike exhibits will be 

under the Fell and Oak street, balconies. 

* * * 

The officers of the California Woman's Automobile Club have 
a kick coming. The officers claim that the show proposition 
was first suggested by one of their officers, and when the dealers 
heard that the women were going to give a show that they, 
the dealers, formed their association and went ahead with the 
show. The woman's club did not really want to give a show, 
but still they wanted a show. Then when the sterner sex did 
start, they forgot the woman's club, and did not ask them to 
help out. This is where the women have a kick. 

* * * 

The annual meeting of the Automobile Club of California 
is to be held on March 11th. It will be a very important meet- 
ing, for the election of officers will take place. At the present 
time there is no need of a change in the officers of the club. 
It would be impossible to find a set of men who could serve the 
club better at the present time than those in office. This fact 
should be thoroughly impressed on the mind of every member 
of the club. Where the shortcomings have been in the past 
has been in the ineffectual work of the committees, which have 
been appointed to help out the officers. It is asking too much 
of the officers of the club to require that all the events should 
be personally managed by them. Those who are appointed on 
the committees the coming year should recognize the fact that 
when they accept appointments they are assuming responsi- 
bilities which must not be passed over lightly. They are as- 

suming responsibilities for which they have to answer to the 
automobilists at large. The Automobile Club of California is 
not a social organization, but one that holds a Bemi-public posi- 
tion, for it is the sponsor of the automobile in California, and 
any officer or member ot' a committee is always in the public 


* * * 

The California Woman's Automobile Club will hold its an- 
nual meeting during show week. It has been decided in huh! 
the event on Thursday. February 31st, at a luncheon at the Si. 
Francis. The officers for the coming year will he elected and 
the club started oil' mi a year of activity. The many proposi- 
tions planned before the lire will he again taken up. and the 
coming year will see the club in the front ranks of tin local 

automobile world. 

* * * 

A scheme that would undoubtedly meet with a great deal of 
favor in California is being tried in Springfield, Mass. The 
automobile club of that place has devised the down-to-date 
scheme. ■ The officers of the club have conferred with the officials 
of the city and all the surrounding towns, and have arranged 
matters so, in case a member of the club \i arrested, all he 
has to do is to show his certificate of membership in the club, 
and it is accepted as a bond, 'this prevents the annoying de- 
lays occasioned by trying to get bail, and also saves incarcera- 
tion in jail at times. The club, on its part, has agreed that 

the member will he in couri when wanted, and the plan now 
works like a charm. 

* * * 

A package of large sized paper toi loes can lie used very 

effectively by motorists, in keeping dogs and small boys from 
dodging under the wheels. The idea is cheap, harmless ami con- 

With the speed tournament on the Florida beach near at 
hand, blind pools on the time in which the mile will he made are 
now tin' thing. The speed on the famous course has bounded 
ahead so startlinglv each year that direct lulling mi the time is 
too much of a gamble, even lor the hot sports "I motoring. 

* * * 

Watching the progress of the strenuous one toward becoming 
an out-right motorist, is remindful of a timid and unaccus- 
tomed person going into the surf for a lirst hath — one foot Wet. 
a step backward ami a pause. Now that the President has ac- 
tually laid hands on a steering wheel and guided a car in mo- 
tion, it is like the bather, being so far advanced as to he wet 
to the knees, ami the trade is watching anxiously tor the total 

* * * 

When the proverbial "water wagon" is run by motor power, 
it will be harder than ever lor staggering feet to catch up with 
and board. Also the tall therefrom will he worse. 

* * * 

It looks as if the words "Made in Germany" are likely to ap- 
ply to a very large number of the motor cars used tor commer- 
cial purposes. German enthusiasts hold out the prospect of a 

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genera] antomobilization of omnibuses and all public vehicles 
within the next, few years. England is Germany's best cus- 
tomer for automobiles, and orders for 300 to 400 machines at a 
time are often received, principally for omnibuses and heavy 
carriages. There is a cloud, however, on the German horizon, 
for the free trade Parliament recently put in power in Great 
Britain are seriously considering the advisability of putting 

a heavy import duty upon motor vehicles. 

* * * 

(icneral Manager A. R. Pardington says positively that the 
Long Island motor parkway will be completed in time for the 
1907 race. Those who know the man now consider 

the job as good as finished. 

* * * 

A verv imposing cemetery was opened last year in connection 
with a thriving town in Town. The Mayor who had charge of 
the laying out of the grounds was puzzled for an appropriate 
inscription to put over the gate. Killing along in his automobile 
one day, he was cogitating over different holy texts, which were 
not entirely satisfactory, so he explained his difficulty to Joe 
Dietz, bis chauffeur, doe is a matte] 1 of fact man. who has a 
mother-in-law living in bis house, so he suggested the motto, 

"We have come to stay." — Automobile Magazine. 

* * * 

Road Commissioner Ford, of Orange County, New York, has 
been provided with a Maxwell runabout by E. II. Harriman, 
who bus large real estate holdings in that county. Ford has 
been conducting surveys ami road improvements in connection 
with Mr. Harriman's engineers, and tie automobile will be used 
to help in this work-. Mr. I [arriman has hern giving a great 
deal of attention, lately, to the subject of good roads in Orange 
County, where, besides his real estate interests, he is further in- 
terested in land developments through b company in which 
he has a large amount of capital invested. The Maxwell-Bri3- 
eoe Company Bold the car only after an exhaustive lest in which 
several oilier makes of runabouts participated. A. II. Grant, oi 
the Tarrvtown factory, put the car through its pares for a 
whole day, and the EoUowing day, on Commissioner Ford's rec- 
ommendation, Mr. Iliiri'iiiein placed his order for the car, which 

bus been delivered to him. 

* * * 

Colonel George Pope, chairman of the show committee oi the 
Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers, in charge 
of the Madison Square Garden show, says thai Januar 
time for shows, \- the name of Pope has been prominently 
identified with about everv bicycle and automobile show ever 
liehl. this opinion ought to settle it. 

Hands that have become black through working about a car, 
can be nicely cleaned by smearing them with lanoline. It is a 
good idea to carry a collapsible tube of this in the car, as it is 
often wanted for use before stopping at a hotel to dine. 

Compared with what has been done in the line of pleasure 
cars, there has been but little attention paid to the development 
of the commercial motor vehicle, yet the success of some cars 
of this type leaves no doubt about the horse as a draught animal 
in cities being doomed. The famous Knox baggage wagon, which 
climbed the mountain roads and kept up with the touring cars in 
the Glidden contest, is a notable example of what may be done 
in this direction. This wagon is still in commission, and has 
been since last summer, running between Boston, New York 
and Philadelphia. It is booked for exhibition at the show in 
the Quaker City. 

» * * 

"That the sun never sets on American built cars" is growing 
to be more of a truthful adage every day, and not a generality, 
for the automobile of American manufacture is finding its way 
•to every portion of the globe. This is indicated by the state- 
ment of I. C. Kirkham, of Richard Irvin & Co., the export deal- 
ers for Maxwell cars, who reports an order for fifty cars from 
Mexico, with inquiries from all parts of the world. Mr. Kirk- 
ham believes the greatest foreign trade is going, to be done in 
medium-priced cars. 

* * * 

Quartermaster-General Humphrey of the United States army 
has been studying the motor vehicle, and finds that it is a good 
thing to use in military operations. Pic expressed the opinion 
that the automobile is destined to "take the place of horses and 
mules in the army, and that the use of them should be recom- 
mended to all army post academies." It is a pity that this 
belief is not more prevalent among the authorities at Washing- 
ion, and that a little more interest in the subject is not mani- 

* * * 

Among the demonstrating ears that will ply the sin 
New York iluring the week of the Madison Square Garden show 
will be the "Big Six," of Glidden tour fame. This is the six- 
cylinder Tierce- Arrow, driven liv l-'oi lies 1 lev. which helped at 

both ends and the middle to pull the tour through by picking op 
ng stranded parties, baggage wagons, etc., and 
finally taking the place of the confetti curs and laving the trail 
to the finish. According to Mr. Dey, the car has now covered 
more than 27.000 miles, but still "rides like an ice-boat." 


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January 19, 1907 

Mr. Sol. J. Levy, well-known in the automobile world, has 
secured the Northern California agency for the famous Matheson 
automobile. This car is made by the Matheson Company of 
New York, and the machine has many claims to public prefer- 
ment, among which are the following items: The motor is of the 
four-cylinder, water-cooled vertical type. It is self-starting from 
the seat. The valves are mechanically operated and interchange- 
able; the crank shaft is of nickel steel, and turned from solid 
forging. The gasoline tank is of heavy copper, and is suspended 
below the frame, at the extreme rear. The carburetor is of the 
multiple-port type and furnishes the correct mixture at all 
speeds. It has four speeds forward and one reverse. All gears 
run in, oil baths. There are four brakes in all. The hill pawl 
device enables the car to be stopped on up-grade without re- 
course to brakes. The price of these machines range from 

$4,550 to $".500. 

* * * 

That the spectators of an automobile race is regarded as ta ic- 
ing some risk upon himself is the opinion entertained by the 
New York Court of Appeals in a decision handed down in the 
now almost forgotten damage suit brought against the Citj of 
New York as a result of the accidents which attended the speed 
trials held by the Automobile Club of America on Staten Island 
in May, 1902. 

The Court of Appeals reverses the judgment of the Appellate 
Division, wherein the City of New York was held liable for in- 
juries caused by a racing automobile to a spectator of the races 
held on Staten Island in 1902. The court holds that it was er- 
ror to direct a verdict for the plaintiff upon the ground that the 
use of the highway for the speed contest was illegal and a nui- 
sance perse; that the questions whether the contest as conducted 
was in fact a nuisance, whether the defendants -were guilty of 
negligence in the conduct of the race, and whether the plaintiff 
was guilty of contributor)' negligence, should have been sub- 
mitted to the jury. 

The fact that the plaintiff went to the place of the accident, 
not as a traveler, but for the express purpose of witnessing the 
race, and with knowledge that the automobiles would be driven 


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at the highest possible speed is regarded as a factor to be con- 
sidered in determining the question of liability, and it is held 
that the plaintiff was chargeable equally as much as the defend- 
ants with knowledge of the unlawful nature of the contest. 

* * * 

An important corporate step has been announced by the White 
Steamer interests. A new corporation called the White Com- 
pany has been formed, and will take over all the automobile in- 
terests heretofore under the name of the White Sewing Machine 
Company. The officers of the new concern are Wi. T. White, 
president; R. II. White, vice-president: W. C. White, second 
vice-president : G. W. Kelly, secretary, and P. M. Saunderson, 

The Standard Motor Car Company lias established an agency 
at San Francisco. 'Ibis agency has the handling of the Ford, 
Acme and Babcoek electric ears. These ears, formerly handled 
on the Oakland side of the bay. will now have a home on Golden 
Gate avenue near Larkin. This is not a permanent location, 
and later on the company will establish a large garage and offices 
on Market street. John Stoner is the manager of the company, 
and when he gets down to business, lie makes things burn. He is 
an enthusiast for the coining auto show. 

* * * 

Carl .1. Holdridge and Frank E. Clark, of the Western Wheel 
Works, of Galesburg, 111., are enjoying good bunting these snow 
times. In a Gale runabout equipped with Post & Lester lamps, 
they drive into the country at night. The lights attracl the 
rabbits, which run across the road, and the hunters shoot them 
without leaving the seat of the car. 

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The Pullman. Company was lined $7" 
for serving its patrons with adulterated 
milk. Fortunately fie- the futur<! of Ibis 
nation, the law recognizes no difference 
between aristocratic and plebeian milk 
« agons. 

On January 7th, John O. Rocke- 
feller and the other half-dozen incandes- 
cent kerosene lights of the Standard Oi! 
Company must appear in the circuit court 
at St. Louis. The subpoena joke i- becom- 
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January 19, 1907. 



Alexander Howe Chamberlain is back of the project to build 
a five-mile track within 20 miles of New York, one-half mile 
from Rahway, N. J., and one-quarter mile from the P. R. R. 
hacks. Options on land have been secured. The track is to be 
live miles in length, with two mile straights, one-half mile turns 
and one hundred feet wide — dumb-bell shape. Another New 
Jersey speedway scheme has been launched by Charles D. Tilling- 
hast, of Woodhaven, L. I., who has bought 2,000 acres of wild 
land in Cumberland County, on which he plans to construct, 
a motor car race course and speedway. The track is in the Lake- 
wood vicinage, some 50 miles distant from Philadelphia and lies 

between the towns of Manu, Muskin and Risley. 

* * * 

An outcry was raised recently over the "discovery" made by 
officials in charge of the roadways in Central Park, New York 
City, that tire chains were ruining the surface of the principal 
park drives. Before spring arrives, alarmists said, the roads 
would be so full of hills and hollows that they would not be safe 
for horse-vehicle traffic. To prevent this impending calamity, it 
was proposed that the Corporation Counsel be asked to take a 
hand in the matter and advise the Park Commissioners that they 
could cause the remova] of all tire chains before permitting auto- 
mobiles to enter the park. No action has been taken, or is likely 
to be, by the city's legal department on this preposterous sugges- 

* * * 

Motor cars are said by a daily paper tn be having a very detri- 
mental effect upon the temperament of high-spirited and well 
bred horses. It might also lie added that they are having the 
same effect upon the temperaments of the misguided owners of 
the horses who believe that owning such an animal is synonymous 
in owning any road any animal ever traveled over. 

* * * 

Chauffeur — I have run you another ten miles, sir. and I would 

like my pay. Passenger— Whai ? Why, this automobile is adver- 

i ised to run forty miles on one charge. 

* * * 

Talkative Citizen They've been sparking a long time, bui I 

hear they are going In be married at last. Automobilist— Well, 
you see. Bhe has been oul in the automobile with him a good deal, 
ami she has learned to aci el r bei ip irker. 

* * * 

Willi 26fi exhib nth national automobile show in 

Madison Square Garden, has noi only established a new pi 
ilmi ini go se of apei iai le, bui also Bel a high water mark 

for size iii shew-, as the num of any other affair 

ever held in New York, in the Garden or elsewhere. 


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At the Riverside, Cat., hiil climbing contest, November 29th, a 
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time than thirty-seven other prominent cars. The hill 3 1-2 miles 
long. Average grade 12 1-2 percent. 

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Joseph Tracy, fresh from his trip to Philadelphia, in the 
Golden Dragon, - ' using denatured alcohol as a fuel, returned to 
New York recently, lie was asked about the eventful trip, the 
first road experiment to be made with the new fuel, and said that 
he ua< entirely satisfied with the results as far as the use of al- 
cohol was concerned. 

Every person who rules on an automobile ought to know how 
to stop the machine. The turning off the electric current that 
creates the spark is sufficient, and flat is generally dime by turn- 
ing a small handle. Not a few serious accidents would have been 
prevented had passengers in automobiles been in possession of this 

simple piece of know li 

* * * 

Ucohol as a fuel for internal combustion motors is now with- 
in the reach of all—or "ill be 
i- manufacture and -ale. Those users of motor ears who have 

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January 19, 1907 

At the conclusion of the tour for the Herkomer trophy next 
June there will be an international racing competition for the 
Imperial cup, presented by Emperor William to the Imperial 
Automobile Club of Germany. No definite date has been set, 
but in all probability the route will include the Taunus circuit. 
over which the 1904 Bennett cup race was run. The distance 
will be about 312 miles. Although each maker can enter three 
ears, the committee in charge of the event has the right to cut 
this to two from each factory in case the field is too unwieldly. 
The entry fee is $600, and the lists close December 31st. with 
the Imperial Automobile Club, Leipziger platz, Berlin. Drivers 
must be named before May 1st, and cannot be changed during 
the contest. 

The regulations, just issued, are as follows : 
The total cylinder volume must not exceed 16,004 inches. 
The minimum distance from the back edge of the dashboard 
to the middle of the rear axle must be 78.74 inches. 
The wheel base may not be less than 118.11 inches. 
The dashboard must be upright. 

The distance from the back edge of the dashboard to the back 
edge of the bucket seats of the two seated racing bodies may not 
exceed 60 inches. 

The height of the two umipholstered seats measured from the 
edge of the frame may not be less than 13 inches. 

No conditions govern the positions of the gasoline tanks. 
The cars may not weigh less than 3,589 pounds, including 
racing body and tires, without gasoline, water and oil, without 
spares and tools, but with oil and grease in the motor and 
change-speed box, with dashboard, bonnet, dust guard under 
the engine with muffler, wood wheels ami two brakes, working 

There must be a clearance of at least six inches between the 
ground and the lowest part of the car. 

Every engine must possess a reverse operated by the motor. 
Gasoline of a specific weight of 680 to 720 alone is permissible 
as fuel. Any additions are forbidden. 
Detachable rims are permissible. 

The exhaust must be carried horizontally to the rear in such 
a way as not to raise any dust. 

At the weighing-in, the manufacturers must prove by means 
of official papers that the cars entered are in accordance with 
the police regulations of their country, and the drivers must 
show their licenses. Every car must contain two adult persons 
seated side by side, and of normal weigh. Every taking-in of 
fuel, all changing and repairing of tires, tubes, engine, gear, 
etc., may only lie carried out by the occupants of the ear. Two 
places on the route, to be decided by lottery, will be pointed out 
to each competing firm for its repair station. No workmen or 
employees of competing firms are allowed on the course itself. 
Fuel and spares may lie laid down on the edge of the road, but 
may only be used by the passengers. It is permissible to take 
in only tires, tubes, water, nil. gasoline, etc.. at the stations. 
Son-competing firms, interested in the race, such as tire com- 
panies and others, can also have two stations placed en route on 
payment of $200. Of course this will not detract from the in- 
terest taken in the ETerkomer — not this year at least. The pro- 
fessor has the start on the Kaiser, and his event is now so well 
established that it. would take a lot. to oust him from popular 

* * * 

Simie technical commentators have inferred that the air- 
cooled car is losing ground because of one or two firms adding a 
water-cooled model to their air-cooled line. The fact seems to 
be that these concerns always were of unsettled opinion regard- 
ing the two systems, and are not truly deserters. There is other 
evidence to show that in good waterless systems, the air-cooled 
engine is gaining. 

* * * 

By the improved system of regulation in the new White cars, 
the steam pressure remains constant under all conditions. The 
person driving one of the new models for the first time will be 
able to get the same results as the most experienced operator. 
Added to this feature are the characteristic features of absolute 
silence, freedom from vibration, the absence of all delicate parts, 
genuine flexibility (all speeds from zero to maximum by throt- 
tle control alone) and supreme reliability. Tin- efficiency of the 
power plant has been so developed that the new models will run 
at least 150 miles on one tilling of the gasoline and water tanks. 

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mobite W ciu d bs' S the J ° neS s P eedometer the British Auto- 

the committee of judges— fourteen scientific men— ruled 
that this instrument was the leading speedometer of the 

In competition with eleven speed indicating devices— in 
which every automobile manufacturing nation of import- 
ance was represented— the Jones Speedometer was the only 
instrument to "stand up" through the 2,000 mile reliability 
test. The award was made on the points of accuracy, dura- 
bility, effect of reversing car on subsequent accuracy of 
the instrument, price, rapidity of response to variations of 
speed, simplicity of construction and attachment, and steadi- 
ness of reading. 

The Jones Speedometer entered In this contest was selected 
from stock by the committee of judges. 

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Manufactured by Jos. W. Jones) 

Agents for Southern California: 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

Agents for Northern California: 
San Francisco, Cal. 

Bloody General Weyler is again 

Spanish Minister of War. His career af- 
fords an interesting parallel to that of 
Sehmitz or Euef. Periodically repudi- 
ated, he always gets back and no one 
knows how. 


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Up to her chamber window 

A slight wire trellis goes, 
And up this Romeo's ladder 

Clambers a bold white rose. 

I lounge in the ilex shadows, 

I see the lady lean, 
Unclasping her silken girdle, 

The curtain's folds between. 

She smiles on her white rose lover, 
She reaches out her hand 

And helps him in at the window — 
I see it where I stand ! 

To her scarlet lip she holds him. 
And kisses him many a time — 

Ah, me! it was be thai won her 
Because he bad dared to climb ! 

"1 Vex Me Not Willi Brooding <>n the Yearn." 

1 vex me nut with brooding on tlic years 

That \\\>w ere I drew breath; why should I then 
. Distrust the darkness that may fall again 
When lilV is done? Perchance in other spheres — 
Dead planets — I once tasted mortal tears, 
And walked as now amid a throng of men. 
Pondering things that lay beyond my ken. 
Questioning death, and Bolacing my fears. 
Oft-times, indeed, strange sense have I of tbi>. 

Vague memories thai bold mi' with a spell. 

Touches id' unseen lips upon in\ brOW, 

Breathing some incommunicable bliss I 
In years foregone, <• Soul, was all doI well? 
Stiil lovelier life awaits thee. Fear not thou! 

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Love hired us at the I lose of ■ 

(A star was fainting in the West) 

We laughed at Love, and said him nay. 
(But ah. the heaving of her lue.i- 

l.exe tinted near and sang bis lav. 

(And I was young, and she was fair). 
We laughed at Lore, ami said him nav. 

i Bnl ah. the fragrance of her hair!) 

Lore tried to steal our bouIs a« 

(The moon rose e'er the La-tern peaksl 
We laughed at Love, and said him nay. 
(But ah. the BOftnesS of her die. 

— Chorion Hamilton in Broadteay Magatins. 

Will some one rise and explain aboul the "ear famine?' 

Statistics show that the ear movement was very much 
November, 1906, than in 1905, when there was no f« 
Perhaps Wall street could solve the riddle. 

The Republican side of the Legislature will net get down 

to business until all 

anything the party pi f to do at the Santa Cruz con- 

vention. That i- litical bus 

It is believed that clothes will soon be mad.' of | 

\ - Letters if von want a suit that will wear and 
- he up to 

The Canadian Bank of Commerce 

With which is amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia. 

Paid-up Capital. $10, 000,000. Reserve Fund. $»,o00,000 

Aggregate Resources, over $98,000,000 
HON. GEORGE A. COX. President; B. E. WALKER, General Manager; 

ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen. Man. 

LONDON OFFICE 60 Lombard street, E. C. 

NEW YORK OFFICE— 16 Exchange Place. 

BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA— Atlin, Cranbrook, Fernie, 
Greenwood, Kamloops, Ladysmith, Nanalmo, Nelson, New Westmin- 
ster, Penticton, Princeton, Vancouver and Victoria. 

IN YUKON TERRITORY— Dawson and White Horse. 

IN UNITED STATES— Portland. Seattle and Skaguay (Alaska). Al«o 
110 other branches covering the principal points in Alberta, Saskatche- 
wan, Manitoba and Eastern Canada. 

BANKERS IN LONDON— The Bank of England, the Bank of Scotland, 
Lloyds' Bank, Ltd., The Union of London, and Smith's Bank, Ltd. 

AGENTS IN. CHICAGO— The First National Bank. 

AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS— The Commercial National Bank. 
San Francisco Office — 325 California Street. 

A. Kains. Manager. Bruce Heathcote, Assistant Manager. 


Main Office — 326 California street. 

Branch — Cor. Van Ness avenue and Eddy street. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco 

Building at 710 Market St., Opposite Third. 
Guaranteed Capital, $1,000,000 Paid-up Capital, $300,000 

Surplus, $320,000. Assets, $10,000,000 

James D. Phelan, President; S. G. Murphy, Vice-President; James A. 
Hooper, Vice-President; George A. Story, Cashier; C. B. Hobson, As- 
sistant Cashier. 

Directors — James D. Phelan, S. G. Murphy, John A. Hooper, James 
Moffltt, Frank J. Sullivan, Robert McElroy, Rudolph Spreckels, James 
M. McDonald, Charles Holbrook. 

Interest paid on deposits. Loans on approved securities. Deposits may 
be sent by postal order, Wells, Fargo & Co., or exchange on city banks. 

Security Savings Bank 

316 Montgomery Street, San Franclaco, Cal. 
Authorized Capital. $1,000,000 Paid-up Capital. $600,000 

Surplus and Undivided Profits, $280,000 
Banking by mall a specialty. 

I 'irectors— William Babcock. S. L. Abbot.' O. D. Baldwin, Jos. D 
Grant. E. J. McCutchen, L. F. Monteagle. R. H. Pease. Warren D. 
Clark, James L. Flood. J. A. Donohoe. John Parrott. Jacob Stern. 

The Anglo-Californian Bank, Limited 

Head Office — 18 Austin Friars, London, E. C. 
Capital Authorized. $6,000,000 Paid-up. $1,600,000 

Subscribed, $3,000,000 Reserve Fund. $700,000 

The bank transacts a general banking business, sells drafts, makes 
telegraphic transfers, and Issues letters of credit available throughout 
the world. Sends bills for collection, loans money, buys and sells ex- 
change and bullion. 


T. FRIEDLANDF.R. Cashier. 

Central Trust Company of California 

42 Montgomery Street, Corner Sutter. 
Assets, $6,000,000 Paid-up Capital and Reserve. $1,760,000 

Authorized to act as Executor, Administrator, Guardian or Trustee, 
Check accounts solicited. Legal depository for money In Probate Court 
proceedings. Interest paid on Savings Accounts at S 6-10 per cent per 

The French Savings Bank 

Montgomery and Market Streets, San Francisco. 
Capital Paid-up. $600,000. 
Charles Carpy. President; Arthur Legallet. Vice-President; Leon Boc- 
queraz. Secretary. 

Directors— l>r .1. E. Artlgues, O. Boslo, Leon Bocqueraz, J. A. Ber- 
gerot, Chark-s Carpy. E. J. de SaMa. Jr.. J. M. Dupaa. J. S. Godeau, J. 
J Mack. Leon KautTman, A. Legallet. George Befeney. 

The German Savings I Loan Society 

526 California Street. 
GturuMed capul and nrchu. S2.578.69S. 4 1 
C«i«l«l .ctuJlr pvd-up mcuh. $1,000,000.00 
DrpoatsDec. I. 1906. $58,531. 91 7.28 
F. Tillman. Jr. President; Daniel Meyer. First Vice-President; Emll 
Kohte. Second Vice-President: A. II n. Srhmldt. Cashier; William Herr 
mann. Asst. Cashier; Georpe Tourny. Secretary; A. H. Muller. Asst. 
Secretary; Goodfellow A Eells. General Attorneys. 

Directors— .F. Tillman. Jr.: Daniel Meyer. Emll Rohte. Ign. Stelnhardt. 
I N, Walter. N. Ohlandt. J. W. Van Be, gen. E. T. Kruse. W. S. Oood- 


London, Paris and American Bank, Ltd. 


Subscribed Capital. $2,600,000. Paid-up Capital. $2,000,000 

Reserve Fund. $1,200,000. 

Mead Office — 40 Threadneedle St.. London. E. C. 

AGKN'TS — New York — Agency of the I-ondon. Paris and American 

Bank. Limited. No. 10 Wall street. N. Y : Paris — Messrs. Lazard Freres 

gi Cle. 17 Boulevard Polssonler. Draw direct on the principal cities of 

the world. Commercial and Travelers' credits Issued. 

SIG. GREENEBAUM. Manager; H. S. GREEN. Sub-Manager; R 
3CHUL, Cashier. 

Alfred £. Blake, M. D. 

Diseases of the Mouth and Teeth 

Office Hours, 8:30 to 9:30 c_A.M.:2:0O to 3:30 P. M. 

Office— 1 70S O'Farrell St.,cor. Fill more, San Francisco 




January 19. 1907 

Representative Olcott of New York has introduced into the 
House of Representatives at Washington, D. C, a bill to tax all 
foreign insurance companies five per cent on the premiums. The 
bill provides that the companies shall file with the Secretary of 
the Treasury at the end of each year a statement of the amount 
of the gross income. The bill is to become operative on January 
1, 190S. It looks like a stormy year for the insurance companies 
or all classes. The entire surplus of the fire insurance companies 
occupied in this State, with the capital thrown in, was wiped out 
by the conflagration. The life companies have been getting ham- 
mered in New York ; Wisconsin has a bill providing that no life 
company which pays any individual officer a salary in excess 
of twenty-five thousand dollars a year shall be allowed to do 
business in that State. At home here in California there is a 
high-low hovering about Sacramento, and the storm, it is prom- 
ised, will hit some of the insurance companies hard. Out of the 
number of bills, good, bad and indifferent, and cinch, which are 
to be brought forward connected with insurance, it is too early 
to say what will be done. It should be borne in mind, however, 
that the phenomenal growth of this State means a greater de- 
mand for insurance than has ever been before, and it will be the 
height of folly to pass any legislation which will diminish the 
supply of what is usually known as the basis of credit. The State, 
to keep up its progress, needs more insurance at the present writ- 
ing than it can obtain. To further curtail the supply will be to 
retard progress at the expense of cutting off the nose to spite the 
face. Pair legislation, drawn by men familiar with the protec- 
tion needed for California's policy-holders, to avoid any repeti- 
tion of any flight to Germany, is unquestionably needed, and will 
be welcomed, but legislation which will drive the companies out 
of the State and prevent the incoming of new ones, is to be 
dreaded. Probably the best means that could be resorted to in 
the present emergency to decide as to what is needed, and what is 
not, would be for some of the various associations, commercial, 
banking and property owners, to get together and agree with a 
view to their united voice as to the needed reforms being pre- 
sented before the Legislature. 

* * * 

Suit has been commenced in Boston to have the American of 
that city placed in the hands of a receiver. One of the grounds 
alleged in the complaint, is, that there are many cases in which 
the claims settled in San Francisco at forty cents on the dollar 
were secured from the policy-holder or claimant through mis- 
representation of facts. It would not be hard to demonstrate this 
to any court in the land, and if to the fact of misrepresentation 
is added the fact of coercion, the ease would need a car to take on 
the affidavits that might be secured. The attempt to secure the 
receivership is understood to be in the interests of some of the 
San Francisco policy-holders. 

« * * 

The Plate Glass Underwriters Association of New York, after 
a brief and stormy existence, will probably go out of existence 
as the result of the Casualty Company's withdrawal. 

* * * 

The operations of Special Agent Butler appear to have come 
to an end not expected either by himself, the Bureau of Corpora- 
tions, or the companies. The list of questions propounded by 
Mr. Butler was about as follows: 1. Amount of loss in burned 
district. 2. Total amount (net) paid to November 30, 1906. 
3. Amount remaining unpaid November 30, 1906. 4. Total 
amount paid, full face value of policies or less not exceeding two 
per cent. 5. Amount paid with deduction of five per cent and 
over, being flat deduction from amount due in full. 6. Total 
amount paid when earthquake damage was shown, or agreed 
upon. State the full value of such policies. ?. Amount paid/, 
as compromise between company and assured, stating the all 
value of policies. '8. Amount paid where concessions were ex- 
acted for burned books, and where satisfactory adjustment! 
were impossible. 9. Amount of claims not recognized by com- 
pany. 10. Amount of losses resisted by company. Give amounts 
separately for various causes of resistance. 11. Give details of 

condition of company as per latest statement prior to April 
18th, namely: Total assets, including capital, $ ; lia- 
bilities, $ ; reinsurance fund, $ 12. Short state- 
ment, if considered desirable, in connection with the loss claims 
and methods of payment. 13. Amount of loss in Santa Rosa. 
14. Amount of loss paid November 30, 1906. 

These are. so far as any one can readily see, immaterial and 
irrelevant, since the United States Supreme Court has ruled 
that insurance is not commerce, and the National Board took 
the matter up and requested the companies not to answer. The 
companies, as a rule, complied, and it is understood that this 
will end the matter, or at least until the United States Supreme 

( lourt reverses itself. 

* * * 

In the United States District Court at Richmond, Va., the 
case of the estate of S. MeCue vs. the Northwestern Life In- 
surance Company, was decided against the plaintiff. Mr. Me- 
Cue was at one time the Mayor of Charlottesville, and was 
hanged in that city for the crime of murdering his wife. The 
estate sued the company lor the payment of the amount of in- 
surance which it carried on McCue's life. It was expected that 
the family could enjoy the money. The court held the defend- 
ant not liable, because to pay the face of the poliev under such 
circumstances would be an incentive to crime. 

* * * 

The petition of the San Francisco Policy-holders' League of 
the German of Freeport, in which objection is made to the 
transfer by the company to the Royal of its unearned premium 
reserve, will be heard before the circuit court at Mount Carrol. 
Illinois, in the March term. 

» * * 

The Imperial File of Denver will increase its capital to three 
hundred thousand and its surplus to two hundred and fifty 

* * * 

It is said in the Eastern press that when Secretary of the 
Treasury Mr. Leslie M. Shaw leaves his portfolio in March 
next, he is slated for presidency of the Mutual Life Insurance 
Company in the place of Mr. Charles A. Peabody. If Mr. 
Shaw's retirement from the Cabinet was to happen April 1st. 
the foundation for the rumor could be understood. 

* * * 

Mr. Edward Lanning, who has been vice-president of th ■ 
Continental Fire for a period of over thirty veins, and has just- 
resigned, is en route to California for an outing. 

* * * 

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companies which were going to be organized and writing busi- 
ness at the beginning of the new year. It is thought now. as it 
was then, that it takes nerve to put up nmnev tor a tire insur- 
ance company just now. It has been done in the two existing 
locals, and a few years from now the more timid will wish 
they had done what the California and the Fund has done. The 
profits and the dividends will be eoming then to the two men- 

* * * 

Mr. Frederick Cutting has been re-appointed Insurance Com- 
missioner of Massachusetts by the Governor of that State. 

* * * 

The United States Government, will not hereafter accept 
bonds from any company in excess of an amount which exceeds 
ten per cent of the company's capital and surplus. 

* * * 

The British-America is to retire from this field, and the 
l'henix of Brooklyn is to close its department, and business is 
to be reported direct to Chicago. 

-t * * 

The case of Thomas T. Bergin vs. the Commercial Union 
Insurance company, Limited, lias given occasion for some very 
interesting testimony with regard to II Sects of short circuit- 
ing' H has l n popularly supposed that such an occurrence 

tended to cause conflagration. Evidence was, however, intro- 
duced into this case by the manager of an electric station to the 

ell'cci that shori circuiting could not cause fire, but would 
merely entinguish lights. If the court adopts this new of the 
effects of the shorl circuit, m should make s considerable differ- 
ence in some of the insurance cases which are now pending. 

» * * 

The Connecticul Fire Insurance Company, now located at 525 

Thirteenth street. Oakland, is contemplating a removal to the 

city. 'I 

six mil 


his is one of the dolla r-for-dolla i companies, having soiie 
ions in assets, after paying all losses. 

* * * 

New Y.ui, Court of Appeals held, in the case of the 
Comptroller of the State of Neu York vs. Cordon, thai the 

transfer lav of 1906, imposing a lav "when the transfer is by 

will or intestate \sn of property within e, and the d - 

cedent was a non-resident ai the time of his death." did not ap- 
l»l.v io a claim under a life-insurance policy issued by a Xeu 
York corporation to ami upon the life of a resident oi New 
Jersey, although payable at the office of the company in New 
York; n appearing that at the time of Ins death the insu 
was a resident of Sen Ji sey, where his will was probated and 
where the police had always remained ami iho premiums b 
paid: that proofs of death could !«■ presented in that State, and 
bj lis laws it required the companj a- a condition ol doing 
business there bo submit to its laws and the jurisdiction of ii- 
courts, and thai at the testator's death there was sufficient 
propertj of the company in the State ol \. » Jersey to -a 

tile claim. I nder sin h .ir.uiu.-lan.c-. I he conn said, ill!' situs 

of the contract of insurance and of the claim arising there- 
under was in the foreign state, and the property sought to be 

taxed should he regarded as in that State. 

The Kentucky I Appeals held, ill the case of tli. 

mama Life Insurance Company of \,.« York *>. Lauer, that 
where the agent of an inauramr company accepted the firsi 
premium of a policy horn a brother of the, know 
thai he was sick, hut not knowing the nature of his illness, 
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Januaby 19. 1907 

A T®ia Mktuitt® Stony 

On November evening, the eve of Sainte-Catherine's day, the 
gate of the Auberive prison turned upon its hinges to allow to 
pass out a woman of some thirty years, clad in a faded woolen 
gown and coiffed in a linen cap that framed in a singular fashion 
a face pale and puffed by that sickly-mied fat which develops on 
prison regimen. She was a prisoner whom her companions of 
detention called La Bretonne. 

Condemned for infanticide, it was exactly, day for day. six 
years ago that the prison van had brought her to the Centrals. 
Now, in her former garb, and with her small stock of money re- 
ceived from the clerk, in her pocket, she found herself free and 
with her road-pass stamped for Langres. 

The courier for Langres. however, hud long since gone. 
Cowed and awkward, she took her way sturhblingly toward the 
chief inn of the borough, and with trembling voice asked shelter 
for the night. But the inn was crowded, and the aubergiste, 
who did not care to harbor "one of those birds from over yonder," 
counselled her to push on to the cabaret at the far end of the 

La Bretonne passed on, and more trembling and awkward than 
ever, knocked at the door of that eabarat, which, properly speak- 
ing, was but a cantile of laborers. The cabaretiere also eyed 
her askance, scenting doubtless a "discharged" from the Centrale. 
and finally refused her on the plea that she had no bed to give 
her. La Bretonne dared not insist, but with bowed head pur- 
sued her way, while at the bottom of her soul rose and grew a 
dull hatred for that world which thus repulsed her. 

She had no other resource than to gain Langres afoot. 

Toward the end of November, night comes quickly. Soon 
she found herself enveloped in darkness, on a grayish road that 
ran between two divisions of the forest, dnd where the north 
wind whistled fiercely, choked her with dust, ami pelted her 
with dead leaves. 

After six years of sedentary and recluse life her legs were 
stiff, the muscles knotted, and her feet, accustomed to sabots, 
pinched and bruised by her new slippers. At the end of a 
league, she felt them blistered and herself exhausted. She 
dropped upon a pile of stones by the wayside, shivering and 
asking herself if she was going to be forced to perish of cold 
and hunger in this black night, under this icy breeze, which 
froze her to the marrow. 

All at once, in the solitude of the road, she seemed to hear 
the droning notes of a voice singing. She listened and dis- 
tinguished the air of one of those caressing and monotonous 
chants with which one soothes young children. 

She was not alone, then ! 

She struggled to her feet, and in the direction from which 
the voice came, and there, at the turn of a crossroad, perceived 
a reddish light streaming through the branches. Five minutes 
later she was before a mud-walled hovel, whose roof, covered 
by squares of sod, leaned against the rock, and whose window 
had allowed to pass that beckoning ray. 

With anxious heart, she decided to knock. 

The chant ceased instantly, and a woman opened the door, a 
peasant woman, no older than La Bretonne herself, but faded 
and aged by work. Her bodice, torn in places, displayed the 
skin tanned and dirty; her red hair escaped disheveled from 
under a soiled stuff cap, and her gray eyes regarded with 
amazement the stranger whose face had in it something of 
touching loneliness. 

"Good evening!" said she, lifting yet higher the sputtering 
lamp in her hand; "what do you desire?" 

"I am unable to go on," murmured La Bretonne, in a voice 
broken by a sob; "the city is far, and if you will lodge me for 
the night, you will do me a service * * * I have money ; I will 
pay you for the trouble." 

"Enter," replied the other, after a moment's hesitancy; "but 
why," continued she, in a tone more curious than suspicious, 
"did you not sleep at Auberive?" 

"They would not give me a lodging," lowering her blue eyes 
and taken with a sudden scruple, "be-because, see you. 1 come 
from the Maison Centrale." 

"So! The Maison Centrale! But no matter — enter — I fear 
nothing, having known only misery. Moreover, I've a con- 
science against turning a Christian from the door on a night 
like this. I'll give you a bed and a slice of cheese." 

And she pulled from the eaves some bundles of dried heather 
and spread them as a pallet in the corner by the fire. 

"Do you live here alone?" demanded La Bretonne. timidly. 

"Yes, with my gachette, going on seven years now. I earn 
our living by working in the wood." 

"Your man, then, is dead?' 

"Yes," said the other brusquely, "the gachette has no lather 
Briefly, to each his sorrow! But come, behold your straw, ami 
two or three potatoes left from supper. It is all 1 can ofl*M 

you " 

She was called at the moment by a childish voice coming from 
a dark nook, separated from the room by a board partition. 

"Good-night!" repeated she, "the little one cries; I must go. 
but sleep you well !" 

And taking up the lamp she passed into the closet, leaving 
La Bretonne crouched alone in the darkness. 

Stretched upon her heather, after she had eaten her supper. 
she strove to close her eyes, but sleep would not come to her. 
Through the thin partition she heard the mother slill softly 
talking to the child, whom the arrival of a stranger had awak- 
ened, and who did not wish to go to sleep again. 

The mother soothed and fondled it with words of endearment 
that somehow strangely disturbed La Bretonne. That outburst 
of simple tenderness seemed to waken a confused maternal in- 
stinct in the soul of that girl condemned in the past lor having 
stifled her new-born. 

"If tilings had not gone so badly with me," thought La Bre- 
tonne, sorrowfully, "it would have been the same age as this 
little one here." 

At that thought and at the sound of that childish voice, a 
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Boft and bender to spring up in that soured heart, and an in- 
creasing need for the relief of tears. 

"But, come, come, my little one," the mother cried, "to sleep 
you must go ! And if you are good and do as I say, to-morrow, 
maybe, I'll take you to the Sainte-C'atherine's fair." 

•'The fete of little children, mamma; the fete of little child- 
ren, you mean?" 

"Yes, my angel, of little children." 

"And the day when the good Sainte-Catherine brings play- 
things to the babies, mamma ?" 

"Sometimes — yes." 

"Then why doesn't she bring playthings to our house, 
mamma V 

"We live too far away, perhaps; and then — we are too poor." 

"She brings them only to rich babies, then, mamma? But 
why. mamma, why, I say? I should love to see playthings!" 

"Eh, bien ! some day you may, if you are very good — to-night, 
perhaps, if you are wise and go to sleep soon." 

"I will, then, mamma, I will right away, so she can bring 
them to-morrow." 

The little voice ceased; there was a long silence, then a long 
breath, even and light ! 

The child slept at last — the mother also. 

La Bretonne, only, did not sleep. An emotion, at once poig- 
nant and tender, tore at her heart, and she thought more than 
ever of that other little one, whom they said she had killed. 
This lasted until dawn. 

Mother and child still slept, but La Bretonne was up and out, 
gliding hurriedly and furtively in the direction of Auberive 
and slackening her pace only when the first houses of the village 
came in sight. 

Soon she had reached ami was traversing its only street, 
walking slowly now and scanning with all her eyes the signs of 
the shops. One at last seemed to fix her attention. She 
knocked at the .shutter, and presently it opened. A mereer's 
shop, apparently, but also with some toys and playthings in the 

window — poor, pitiful trifles, a pasteboard doll, a Noah's ark, 
;i woolly, stiff-legged little sheep! 
To the astonishment of the merchant, La Bretonne purchased 

them all. paid, anil went out. She had resumed the road to the 
hovel in the wood, when suddenly a band tell heavily upon her 

shoulder, and she was iaee to face with a brigadier of gen- 

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Langres," said the brigadier gruffly. "Come, march, be off 
with you! To the road, to the road, I say!" 

She sought to explain. Pains lost. At once a passing cart 
was pressed into service. La Bretonne was bundled into it, and 
in charge of a gendarme once more en route for Langres. 

The cart jolted lumberingly over the frozen ruts. The poor 
Bretonne clutched with a heart-broken air her bundle of play- 
things in her freezing fingers. 

All at once, at a turn of the road, she recognized the cross 
path that led through the wood. Her heart leaped and she he- 
sought the gendarme to stop only one moment. She had a 
commission for I/a Fleuriotte, the woman that lived just there! 

She supplicated with so much fervor that the gendarme, a 
good man at heart, allowed him to lie persuaded. They stopped, 
tied the horse to a tree and ascended the pathway. 

Before the door La Fleuriotte hewed the gathered wood into 
the required fagots. On seeing her visitivss return, accompan- 
ied by a gendarme, she dwelt open-mouthed and with arms 

"Hist!" said La Bretonne, "hist! The little one — does it 
sleep still ?" 

"Yes— but " 

"Then, here, these playthings, lay them on the bed and tell 
her Sainte-Catherine brought them. 1 returned to Auberive for 
them; but it seems 1 had no right to do it. and they are taking 
me now to Langres." 

"Holy Mother of God!" cried the amazed La Fleuriotte. 

•'Hist ! he still. 1 say!" 

And drawing near the bed itself, followed always by her es- 
cort. La Bretonne scattered upon the coverlet (he doll, the 

Moan's ark. and the stiff-legged, woolly and somewhat griun ln- 
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One night Lord Harold Stevens came home early, and found 
Okeby just coming away from his house. There had been talk 
of Okeby and Stevens' wife, and indeed, Okeby was a woman's 
man. After a minute Stevens caught Okeby off his feel ami 
pitched into him — or rather through— the high bushes bordering 
the drive. Okeby. having fallen "awkwardly, lay on the moist 
earth, and whined occasionally till daybreak with the pain of 
a sprained ankle. 

Stevens, now three-quarters a madman and the res! of him a 
devil, went into the house and raged. Heaven alone knows the 
reason of the first little estrangement between these two, Inn 
she was always a proud woman. She stood sideways In the win- 
dow, drawing the curtains back and stared into the dark. OnlJ 
when silence came at last, she turned and cried "Harold !" 
tremulously, believing him still there. 

It was too late. He had gone silently from the room. 

Okeby, ill-advised, brought an action for assault. Stevens did 
not trouble to attend, and was heavily fined. Then he brought 
his action. 

Because of these several points, the Stevens versus Stevens 
and Okeby case was of a kind to thrill the newspaper-reading 
public over their breakfasts. It made a good story, and it was 
worked for all it was worth. She did not shrink from the 
crowded court: she did not seem to care. Stevens himself, or 
the fiend in him, had hardly bargained for all this — the pictures 
in the papers, the stupid raked-up yarns. 

The one satisfactory thing in the whole affair was that Okeby 
was downed. Stevens' men had gene into the back years of 
Okeby with result. Okeby of the curly hair, the great, wide 
mouth, and the fat, white hands, must now be on the wrong side 
of many doors that he had known. 

When the case was over (and a word of credit must lie given 
to Stevens' men for the beautiful way in which they engineered 
it), she went to stay in the country, and was excessively anil 
terribly lonely for six weeks That was in a little cottage between 
Washington and Worthington, in the shadow of Chanctonbury 
Hill, with its crowning elnrnp of trees. At the end id' that time 
she could stand it no longer, and she moved into Brighton, to 
be near streets and people walking, and the cab's on the wood- 
paving that sounded like London. 

She stayed there in a house by the many cross-roads, eastward, 
near the sea. She said to herself, after a week, that she did not 
love boarding house folk. There were a man and his wife there, 
upright people, a boy who wrote books and articles on special 
subjects, and among the others. Miss Hombuckle. The boy 
stayed up high in the house all day, except for meal-times, and 
wandered out in the evenings. He was straight, and she liked 
him. But, watching the fenced and impregnable reserve of the 
others, she wondered what they would be like if they knew whq 
she was. 

In these houses old copies of file weekly papers never die. 
They linger on in thin heaps. Cheek by jowl with an issue el' 
last week you will find one dated last Saturday six months. And 
it was Miss Hornbuekle, in the splendidly Bitting order of things, 
who found the illustrated paper with a row of little oval por- 
traits at the bottom of one page, and ''Sketches in Court" on 
the top half of another. 

She knew of Miss Hprnbuckle's discovery in a minute when 
she entered the breakfast room one morning. The silence was 
enough. After that minute the boy said "Good-morning" to 
her very affably. 

She met them with their own weapon, thick, meaning reserve. 
She would not care, she told herself; she would not show tie- 
white feather; not she. When she was out of the way. they dis- 
cussed her, Hornbuekle. men (to their greater shame, since it 
is given to women by ancient right to stab at other women) and 
all. Always excepting the boy. 


She spent her mornings listlessly on the new pier with a bonk, 
generally unopened. Nearly everybody in the world goes to 
Brighton at one time or another. At the end of one morning 
as she passed out through the entrance. Stevens walked twenty 
yards behind her. 

She crossed the wide road by the Aquarium. As he stood 
on the pavement watching her, his mind was a swift medley of 
queer, tumbling thoughts. In the little distance, be saw' her' 
stop and then pass up the three steps. She showed above the rail- 

ings for a second. He followed swiftly after her to determine 
the house. 

W[hen she came down that evening, she was suddenly aware 
of the big. fair-haired man at the foot of the stairs, lie turned; 
his face was just a mask. She bravely held bis eyes. "Mr. 
Whitaker. if you please." said he; she nodded. 

* * * * * * 

Miss Hornbuekle was not old, and she was pretty in a little 
way. She said in conversation that she found Mr. Whitaker au 
interesting man. Only the boy with the steady eyes who wrote 
books and articles on special subjects knew that there was any- 
thing between the new vistor and the lonely woman. He had 
lirsl guessed, and then seen. 

One afternoon Miss Hornbuekle gave, with details, to some 
extent, the history of the lonely woman. "Stevens versus 
Stevens anil Okeby. you know — Okeby the poet — didn't you hear 
of the ease ?" 

"I have only just come hack from Africa," he said. 

"1 see." Miss Hornbuekle proceeded. "And I do really think," 
she finished, "that such — that a woman like that has really no 
light to mix with other people in a place like this. She ought, 
1 think, to stay somewhere quite by herself * * * expatiation, 
you know, for a long time. I do hope I'm not un-('bristian to 
talk like this." 

All the man's sense of fair play, of creeds English, hut never 
preached, was in rebellion against this." 

"I hope so. too — I doubt it. though." be said quietly, and left 
her there, stark amazed. 


From that day he watched her battle. She took no notice of 
him, though once he looked at her across tin- table till her eyes 
dropped. The hoy gave him his version of the story in strictest 
confidence, and told him that it was a beastlv shame. 

"What is?" said Mr. Whitaker. 

"Everything," said the boy. "Of f- , c. if you can't see 
it. The way they cackle makes me sick. Anil she just goes on 
* * * and takes no notice. She's great, J tell yon, and one of 
these days I'll put a story around her." 

During several cool evenings on the pier the hoy repealed this 
with variations, of no account to write down, but of beautiful 
interest to the listener. The boy's voioe was the voice of young 

days talking, the spirit of everything brave and g I. Prom 

among the set. narrowed people of the boarding house, the boy 
si 1 out to Stevens as a grand, unconscious king. 

Their attitude day by day to the lonely woman grew more 
offensive, if that were possible. Stevens longed to confront them 
sometimes, to exclaim and rail against them. And yet he found 
himself serenely happy at times, because, confident, be saw the 

It was „|, the dark landing after dinner that he spoke to her 
one night. A great shaft of moonlight was about them; beneath 
the little garden showed clearly a sleeping jewel. 

"It's you that should forgive. I came here, and I've watched 
you steadfast against these stupid people, ,-,ll alone. If you 
will forgive * * * by God, Pamela. I love you still." 

Her face was white and beautiful. She did not speak, but be 
was holding her hand in his. After a splendid minute bis right 
band caressed her hair. 


As he came into the big room with her they flung questioning 
glances at him. lie was unabashed. And she. too. now was a 
queen who could not he harmed. 

Tl "' v stood ('«■ a moment like two children, band in hand. 
Silence bad dropped upon the room. Suddenly his voice was 
hca id. hard anil powerful : 

"I am Lord Harold Stevens!" he cried. "Ami he damned to 
>mi all, men anil women, loo. for a string of little curs!" 

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Nixon Waterman is a clever writer, and his latest, "Boy 
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It is exactly what is claimed for it by the publishers. "A book 
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The New York Sun contains a remarkable story, alarming 
not onlv in its portent, but in actual facts, regarding attempts 
being made by union labor to influence the fate of Pettibone, 
Mover and Heywood, in jail on the charge of having laid tha 
plot that resulted in ex-Governor Steunenberg, of Idaho, being 
blown to death by a bomb on account of the part he. took, while 
Governor, in suppressing union labor violence. The general 
public has half-forgotten this brave man's terrible fate, and 
the arrest of the three men mentioned. Moyer and Heywood 
are president and secretary, respectively, of the Western Federa- ' 
tion of Miners. Pettibone is said to have manufactured the 
bomb, which Harry Orchard, according to his own confession, 
placed where Steunenberg would explode it when he opened 
his gate. 

But if the public lias {-eased to take a lively interest in the 
coming trial of the men mentioned, union labor is not idle. 
Ever since the arrest of these union leaders and their incar- 
ceration to await trial, unionism has not been idle. It has not 
been satisfied to let justice take its course, but has tried to dic- 
tate its course, being satisfied with nothing less than freedom 
for the accused leaders. 

In carrying out their campaign for this freedom, union men 
have stuck at nothing. In a drawer of the desk of Governor 
Gooding of Idaho is a pile of letters two feet high, all contain- 
ing threats of violence. According to the Boise correspondent 
of the Sun. "That stack of letters forms an aniaziny exhibit. 
Every one is a protest against the action the Governor of 
Idaho has taken in the cases of the three prisoners. They come 
from every State in the union, and about every labor organiza- 
tion, general and local, and almost every socialistic body in the 
land. They are typewritten, written in ink and scrawled in 
pencil. Some of them are temperate, some violent, and some 
threaten assassination. A considerable number are from cranks 
and a few from lunatics, but the great majority come from 
labor organizations. * * * Almost without exception they are 
the epitome of partisanship. Almost without exception they 
exhibit either profound ignorance of the facts in the case or 
determination not to know them." 

The labor organizations have striven to create the impression 
that the trial of these men is to be a struggle of class against 
class, and that the capitalists who control the mines of Idaho 
are behind the movements to punish the assassins of Steunen- 
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and cross-bones, and evidently written by a lunatic, contains 
simple this cheerful announcement: 

"To Hell with the People — the Same With You." 

The Secretary of the Workingmen's Vigilance Committee 
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"We demand the release of Hevwooil. Mover and I'ettibone. 
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not only mine owners, but Adjutant-General Sherman Hell. 
city and county executive officers and others. They arc told thai 
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Iml il is sole proprietor of the Jap question. 

The Presidenl and his enemies in the Senate are on Uu 

firing line. Listen for the big guns to roar. 

Chicago wen! Ear enough in the municipal ownership 

luisint'ss in lie willing I" i'.n the loss and quit. 

The nexl great earthquake is I ked for the Middle- 
west Perhaps il has Bryan in its mind's eye. 

■ The newspapers have tried Thaw so thoroughly there is 

no reason why the couri should noi pass sentence. 

Only one thing will save the Cuban Republic. There musl 

be enough now offices created to supply the demand. 

Isn'i il about time thai the label and contents of the 

"pure food" can were getting a little nearer together? 

Biding behind Taft is dangerous. The 350 pounds of 

avoirdupois might full over and smash several calculations. 

Don'l poke fun at Salton Sea. It is now fifty feel deep 

mid 131 niilrs in circumference, and may be an ocean later on. 

If the State Treasurer is under bond, he should be re- 
lieved of it. There is not enough cash left to bother about. 

There were 36fl railroad winks last year, one foi 

day, and tins year is starting oul as if to go 1906 one hundred 

You notice ilmt the people arc doing very little kicking 

these .In vs. The fai i is, tin re is not much to kick in California, 
excepl the Legislature. 

When you hear :i man abusing a p 

wrong. depend npon it he is trying to divert attention from 

"Hogs advanced,"' says the market npon. 

\ aiu oil to the '• a the women to hold on to the 

si raps. 

San Francisco is forging ahead grandly and brave! 

but the streets, which are controlled by 
and which fact accounts for a lot of thi 

It cost that fool Boston mother - re her 

daughter ■ chance to make her debut in society in 

scenery short at the top and ridicul 

There is not much difference between but-in and de-but. 

An Oregon lawyer has been paid $1)00,000 for winning 

a will ease. The despatches do not state how much the heirs 

It is all right to appropriate $2,000,000 to check the 

Colorado, but something to check boodling is of far more im- 

It is predicted that Rockefeller is the future's type of 

business man. Yes, but they will have to dress in asbestos to be 
com fortable. 

Where, oh, where, is George It. Collins? Anyway, he 

knows his whereabouts, nor will he tell how much cash il cost. 
him to get there. 

It has come to pass that the position of attache is about 

the fattesl job in Sacramento. He slays at home, and has his 

check sent to him. 

"The Little Russia Of America" is pretty hard on Chi- 
cago. Imt come to think of it, it is the center of the bomb- 
ihrow iug fraternity. 

A Chicago girl played the piano Tor thirty-six hours. 

Thai goes a long way to explain why a murderouB spirit per- 
vades that tow n. 

Not being satisfied with gobbling up the brass output, 

the Standard Oil Company is after the copper mines. Wants to 
he brass-faced and copper-lined ! 

R0081 veil nnM be a bigger man than was supposed, since 

1 hikes all the trusts and half of Congress to tilt him so much as 
1 ii degrees from perpendicular. 

Carnegie hopes lo live to see the day when the man will 

stand above the dollar. All right, but didn't you get your cash 
i'\ standing in with the dollar? 

Things an- looking better in the Latin-American 8 

I be police of Honduras broke up a revolution In-fore the Govern- 
ment troops could get there. 

Our consul at Calcutta Bays India has $3,600,001 

hoarded up. Hut it would not lust long in a war with England. 

■ keep it against the next famine. 

Anyway, the lumber and planing mill strikers have the 

'lion and distinguished honor of knowing that they in- 
flii ted a loss of 925,000 on one employer. 

A tramp has had himself entombed in a mine so as to 

fed on whisky and milk through a tube, and your ignorant 
Weary Willie does not read the pap' 
The people of Butte are wild over a rumor that the police 

-[•ecli'd of graft. They though! their force was recruited 
ill the angel world, and were fooled, that's all. 

-In the midst of his trial for running a trust, Gi . 

ted to the Doited Stales Senate in Colorado. "Veil, 
m Yankees pot .nit." Who could? 

Then .1 their cousin- and their auntt 

ing the State about ffin.OOo for the session, hut law-makers 
ilifornia must provide for their |>oor relal 

Smoot has proved that he hat wife. I' 

lv Senators want to fire him for m e 
-itch a splendid opportunity — within the church. 

The school l>o<>k tr g text-hook 

mity for all the S 
uniformity would mean a who id of money for it. 

"I don't drink." is I>r. Jordsn't 

lie was too full of wine when he p ailed th- 3 

I ard of Education a lot of hoodlums, which leaves 
him standing pat on the original proposition. 


Jandaby 26, 1907. 


The principle enunciated many times in the News Letter, to 
the effect that Mayor Sehniitz is'not getting a square deal, th n 
he is being given the treatment allotted to a miserable criminal 
after conviction, has met with public approval. It seems 
the sentiments expressed have struck a sympathetic chord with 
the public. The fact that the newspapers have been trying the 
cases against Buef and Sehmitz and condemning them without 
trial is nothing new. The newspapers are simply at their old, 
familiar tricks. Some time ago, and it is still fresh in the minds 
of the public, in a burst of maudlin sympathy, they, the news- 
papers of San Francisco, established the fact, by influencing the 
jury, that it is no crime to kill a newspaperman! It mattered 
little whether they were attempting the establishment of a prin- 
ciple that would at airy turn of the game place the instrument 
jf death in the hands of a crank or a fiend that would rend 
chem. At the time, it was money and prestige Eor the papers 
to raise their hands in holy horror at the article that appeared 
in the News Letter, and then later to laud the miscreants who 
shot the News Letter's proprietor. The News Letter has no 
quarrel with the newspapers for exposing crime, for following 
up the daily story that will rectify abuses, but the line that il 
draws is, that no newspaper is justified in trying a case, ia 
prejudicing the jury, in browbeating the Judge or in influencing 
the community, after the case is once in court. The activities 
of a newspaper should then cease: it occupies no more omnipo- 
tent or omniscient position than the individual who, through 
excess of zeal, tampers with judge or jury. The newspaper, to 
all intents and purposes guilty of greater crimes than the indi- 
vidual, because its influence is greater, speaks to the judge or 
jury with a thousand tongues. It lashes the attorney with in- 
vective or ridicule, until his power of reasoning is gone and ha 
is placed on the defensive. The jury system is. at best, a poor 
instrument for the administration of justice, and the court-made 
law of the average judge is, at best, but legal fustian, and when 
lli" press aims to make these institutions still more odious <>■■ 
ridiculous, it is time to call a halt in the proceedings. A mai! 
is innocent presumably until proven guilty. The press of Sin 
Francisco is of the opinion that he is guilty until he proves his 


If Southern California has been made to blossom like a rose, 
if the fields of the San Joaquin have been advertised to the 
world as the gardens and granaries of . civilization, and if Cali- 
fornia and San Francisco has been bill-boarded and made popu- 
lar, it has been through the efforts of railroad men more than 
because of any other means of publicity. Among (be men who 
have consistently and wisely advertised California, stands pro- 
eminent Mr. George T. Nicholson of the Atchison. Topeka aid 
Santa Fe Eailroad Company. He is untiring in his activitiea 
for his company, and, realizing that the welfare of the company 
he represents is the welfare of the country his road runs iln 
he has made his patriotism a duty, anil thereby advanced the 
section and the road to millions in material gain. It is .mix- 
natural that such activity should breed jealousy, and a times 

jealousy takes on the form of unreasoning hate. Recent] ! 
city of San Francisco was flooded with a circular, sent in a plain 
envelope, and addressed to every man whose name appeared on 
the great register. This circular consisted of a reprint from a 
Los Angeles paper of what purported to be an interview with 
Mr. Nicholson. By a mischance, in setting up the "copy," the 
type-setter made it read that Mr. Nicholson was of the opinion 
that travel would remain awav from San Francisco, because of 
a lack of hotel accommodation. This was the opinion of the 
Southern penny-a-liner who wrote the interview, and by mis- 
chance it became involved in a quoted sentence by Mr. Nicholson 

Seizmg the opportunity, the anonvmous slanderer immedi- 
ately set a printing press to work, and the mails were burdened 
with the printed slip, showing that Mr. Nicholson and the Santa 
Fe was opposed to the tide of travel coming this way until after 
the period of rehabilitation was completed. 

The rational mind held the railroad and its traffic manager 
.guiltless, but not so with the general public. The News 
was importuned to "roast" the road and Mr. Nicholson As 
the News Letter never pays any attention to anonymous ' com- 
munications, the letters were promptly consigned to the waste 
basket. The News Letter was satisfied, without investigation 

that Mr. Nicholson was blameless, and so let the matter rest, 
and the incident is thus closed as far as this journal is concerned. 
The attack on Mr. Nicholson brought to the attention of the 
public the hotels of the city, and their capacity to care for the 
traveling public, and by a quick canvass it was found that the 
city was able to care for just as greal a number of people as 
ever before. It was shown that there had been no people turned 
awav. and that San Francisco was getting just as great a num- 
ber nf transienl visitors as ever before. It was also shown that 
the capacity of the hotels was not taxed to any great extern, 
ami that it could, at a pinch, take care of a greater number of 
people. Il was also realized that, if such an opinion as that 
voiced in the slanderous clipping found credence, it was due to 
the lack of enterprise on tin- part of hotel proprietors to adver- 
tise the hotels they have under their control. The Palace, the 
St. Francis, tin- Fairmont, the Majestic, the Jefferson, the Dor- 
chester, the Savoy, the Majeetii Annex, the White Palace, and 
a thou sai nl and one other s mallei caravansaries are open wide tu 
gather in the traveling thousands. Truly San Francisco is well 
able to care I'm- all the travel any anonymous slanderer may send 
this way. 

Tin' community has been stirred to ii- very depths by the 

death by suicide nf MttSS McNeill, a student in the Lick School. 
San Francisco. II is said thai her death is directly due in lli' 

factional lights and rivalries incidental to Eool societies Eor the 

establishment of snobbery among children. The press ( ,f the hay 
cities has taken the matter up. and the pack is in full cry after 
ororities and the fiats. 
Very little will he accomplished by the paper chase. The 

sorority fox and tin Era! -I mil will twist and double and evade 
and claw and cry. ami the parents of the children who are thus 
stupidly indulged will take up the cudgels in behalf of their 
wonderful off-springs. 

The Alameda High School furnishes a lesson for all the 
schools around the bay to pattern after. While the frat exists 
there, it has no longer, however, a controlling voice in the af- 
fairs of the school, students control the student body, no! be- 
cause they arc members of this or that sorority, or this or that 

frat, but because of their worth to the 31 I I as students. This 

splendid result was accomplished by the scholars themselves and 
through the active sympathy of a very intelligent principal, 
who remembered that he wae ono young himself, ami that th" 
ty in tiring up a girl or a boy is to "-nidi' their footsteps 
along the lines of leasi resistance. And yet all the wisdom of 
this professor, all the authority of th" school sternly exercised 
in repress the sororities 01 the Fraternities, would have availed as 
nothing il il had not been fo.r the determination of one boy who 
said in himself and to others, when he entered the school: "ft 
shall not he said that the I'rats Control!" About him there col- 
lected other free spirits, and these, be it said in praise, were in 
the main the girk "l the school, and tin- slow liberation began 
and was finally successful. The fraternities still exist, hut th"V 
do noj dominate the school activities. There are no social line's 
drawn: ihe whole school congratulates itself on the splendid 
team work of the studeni body. The scholarship of the school 
has been thereby made higher, ami the school children generally 
arc a much happier lot. The sorority and the frat have found 
out thai lino- are a secondary consideration when school ad- 
vancement is in question, and that they do not rule the roost. 


There seems to lie a conspiracy by the local dailies to 
enforce their will by combined action. Realizing the mistakes 
of the past, when it was impossible for any one member of this 
assoi ialion to loot any particular crib without calling down upon 
him the condemnation of the others, they have at last resolved 
in attack in concert and then divide the spoils of conquest. The 
particular quarry that is now being harried is the United Rail- 
roads, and incidentally the individual officials of that organiza- 

Mr. Calhoun, through Mr. Chapman, has offered all tin- expla- 
nation that would seem to be necessary to any fair minded citizen 
— and yet, not content to let this explanation go before the pub- 
lic on its merits, the quartette have published it with a run- 
ning fire of comment. This comment has noi been calculated, in 
any one instance, to make the people take heart and be more con- 

January 26, 1907. 


tent in a bad situation, but it lias been of such a character as 
to make the citizen take hasty steps and commit stupid errors, 
and in many instances criminal actions have been advised. 

It is only fair to compare the affairs of the United Railroads 
to those of any corporation or association of individuals as 
hard hit as the United Railroads have been by the disaster of 
April 18th of last year, and by the carefully engineered strikes 
and labor difficulties that followed that troublous time in the 
history of our city. Such comparison will bring out the fact 
that the United Railroads lias accomplished more toward giving 
the city a good service than nine-tenths of the private individ- 
uals and other cornorations have in the re-establishing and con- 
duct of their private or corporate business. Let ns be fair. Let 
us treat the company, not indulgently, but as we would treat 
any other corporation or any individual laboring under the 
.-.nine difficulties. Let us look into what they have done. 

It must be remembered that the manufacturers of cars and 
railroad equipment, all over the country, are rushed with orders. 
From the 7th of January, the St. Louis Car Company began the 
delivery of ten sired cars a week, completely equipped. These 
cars scat forty-four people. The shops at San Jose and Ocean 
avenues arc now completed at a cost of $700,000, distributed 
among San Francisco workingmen. The power-house at Wash- 
ington and Mason streets, now well under way. cost $100,000, 

distributed among San Francisco working people. Contracts 
arc closed for nearly four hundred thousand dollars of track 

material. Within three weeks after the lire. $3,000,000 bad been 

spent for material, and half thai i m n t had been spent I'm' 

labor and running gear. There are over I. -Mill men on the pay- 
roll. The handling of material contracted for will cost some- 
thing like $15.1101) a week. The aggregate expenditure sim 

(lie lire, for repairs and new trackage anil rolling stock, is aliour 

$4,500,000. The men who have benefited by the expenditure of 
Ibis immense sum are thinking men. and thej range from the 
track laborer to (be millionaire contractor ami sub-contractor. 

Their opinion of the ■' the c pany i<> give tie 

uiunitv value i' ived for the confidence repoBed in (he 1 nited 

Railroads is worth more than all tie- efforts at depreciation of 
San Francisco's newspaper combination. 

117/././ I 1/ WALDORF ISTOR. 
William Waldorf Astor, tl of the 

Americans who ; ' Europ< 

residence, is a godsend to the journalist Quite frequently bis 
doings furnish material to the » riter 

issue ut last we ontained two references to 

him <m the page. One item -taie.l thai he is among the 
number of the wealthy non-resident v« Yorkers who will be 
caught h\ the Saxe law, wl ir the taxation of per- 

sonal property in \ n , i ork. whether the owner lives in New 
York ( 'iu or not. 

The other item states that William \\ . istor, who is 

sixt\ - _c. and bas been a vera! years, 
is ai.out to marry again. The lady i< the Countess of West- 
moreland, who has not hecn on g 1 terms with the Earl for 

some lime. She is thirty-five years old and has several child- 
ren. W. W. \stoi has two children, both of whom married 

i to lu's wishes, lb' has been pa^ attention to 

nitiful Countess, upon whom he h 
When she appeared at a fas] 

tainmenl with jewels estimated at a value of a million ami a 

quarter dollars, n became obvious tl her than the 

ber bills. - 

furs, a splendid automobile, and everything tha i 

buy. The Karl recently bad a nol ' in the London 

hat be would not I We for 

' ho will. It 

will be mum. divorce 

It will be int. 

her title or not. 

i 10 -Con: ' 1." will be 

bard, and 

. will forfeit them all 

' think 

- W. W. Astor under 

nd h >.- 

he has 


A fact that is known by comparatively few Americans is, that 
Holland is the second greatest colony holding country in the 
world, surpassing France, Germany and all nations except Great 
Britain in the pooulation of her colonies. The home country 
of Holland and her colonial possessions have a combined popu- 
lation of about 37 to 38 million inhabitants. 

The largest, most important and most populous Dutch colonv 
is Java, which is so lovely and so fertile that it is spoken of as 
"the garden of the world." The trade of Java is great and in- 
creasing. Its chief export is coffee, which is of very high 
quality, but, being high-priced in comparison with the coffees 
of Mexico and Central America, very little of it is sent to the 
United States. 

Sugar, however, is exported in large quantities from Java 
to the United States. Last year, the largest sum ever paid in 
the history of the port of San Francisco upon a single cargo 
was paid on a shipment of sugar from Java on the vessel 
Sourabaya. It consisted of 1,307,061 pounds, and the duties 
amounted to $219,765. The sugar was consigned to the West- 
ern Sugar Refining Company. Though there is little trade be- 
tween the United States and the Netherlands, the commerce 
between America and the Dutch East Indies is growing, and 
will assume considerable proportions in the future. 


The bill providing subsidies for lines of ocean steamers carry- 
ing Dinted states mail was favorably reported on recenth. by 

the House <' mittce on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Seven 

ocean lines carrying mails are to receive additional subsidies 
amounting in all to $3,'i00,000. Of the seven lines one is from 
Pugel Sound to Chile, and two are to the Orient. Of these two 

last, one is from a point north and the other from a poinl south 

of ('ape Mendocino. The Oeeame Steamship Company's lino 
from San Francisco to New /.calami and Australia is to gel an 
additional subvention. 

'the lull requires thai all the mail steamei (except those from 
the Gulf of Mcm.o to Panama), have a s] 1 of al least six- 
teen knot-; that they I" huilt in the United States, be owned by 
Americans, and I in Americas dry-docks, and thai 

1 1 1 1 ■ \ shall he capable of being converted into auxiliary cruisers 

in time of war. Ai.out thirty-five ships would be needed for 

the seven mail routes -•■ would h.. 

be built Until the sh ompleted, which would taki 

years, the mail i to provide a service at intervals of 

four weeks. When the ships arc built, lb to he fort- 

nightly. When all the ship- are running on a fortnight] 
vice, the annual subsidy paid by the Government will amount 
ui three and three-quarter millions id' dollars. Of this 
' oast [ine from Paget Sound to chile will r- 

i,t .nil year: the two lines to the Orient will get 

$700,000 apiece, and the line I i Nct Zea- 

land and Australia will have a subvention of $200,000 additional 

to the $3 red at pn - 


'I be New- I tl again I - the suggestion it made origi- 
nally, and which was afterward- endorsed h\ j hmitz. 
i rialature immediately take action regarding the Con- 
onal enactment referring to the admission of Japanese 
to the schools and provide for an amendment to the effect that 
no child, regardless of race or parentage, over two' 

may attend a primary school in the State of California. 
Whi: re at work on this laudable nnder- 

. the News Let! that they, along with the libret- 

l ho are loud 
n the matter, pro and con, hie themselves unto a library, one 
. and there familiarize ti rith the de- 

he T". S. Supreme Court: Ware 
- Hylton. ' ' inland. Hauen- 

■iliain. Martin VS. Hunt. 
idth of tl 
the man in Y\ will then 

luring the A. It. U. trou 
and umlet - 

i in the illnm 
nary for t ; 



January 26, 1907. 


The great unthinking, unkind, injudicious and unjust lot 
of men who compose the editorial force of the United States 
have let pass a must important event in our management of the 
Philippines with scarcely a word of mention. 

This event means an 'important extension in self-govern nl 

effected by the commission late in October. The provincial 
boards have hitherto hem composed of three men. These have 
Keen and are possessed of great power in an administrative 
capacity in the provinces, and have had but one member chosen 

by the ) pie. 

' By the law of October 30th, two memberships are made elec- 
tive, an.l oi e is to he appointed by the insular Gover ent. This 

one is the treasurer of the heard. Under the former arrange- 
ment, the provincial control and finances, while, under the con- 
trol of the whole board, was still subject to the whim or caprice 
of the treasurer, as he had the right of appeal to the insular 
auditor. Now the provincial hoard has entire control of the 
funds, except that the right of veto, safeguarded in a proper 
manner, is vested in the Governor-General. This is only a pre- 
cautionary measure. In every direction the movement is to- 
ward the largest measure of self-government, and in many direc- 
tions there is a greater latitude, a larger liberty, granted the 
people toward self-government than in our territories. Gradually 
these rights have been granted; gradually the judiciary has been 
changed, so that it is largely native in element from the lowest 
constabulary court to (lie Supreme Court of the Islands, and 
vet the scribes, with the usual lamentable lack of knowledge 
characterizing their every mention of an event outside of our 
own borders have failed to note the advances made. or. having 
noicd them, maliciously failed io make mention of what must 
be gratifying knowledge to the honest mass of American people. 

Uncle Sam is keeping his word in the Philippines, ami the 
anti-imperialists and scribes to the contrary, it is a source of 
pride to all true Americans. 


The ubiquitous head of the university at Palo Alto has again 
evidenced that he is sometimes too much. Given power of 
speech, a gift to make rounded sentences, to. sling the Eing's 
English into smooth metaphor and cutting epigram, the learned 
professor is apt to become much drunken with eloquence. 

David Starr Jordan lacks discretion, for would any one. 
possessing even an infinitessimal quantity of caution or. self- 
respect measure linguistic lances with the alleged gentlemen 
who sit on the school hoard of San Francisco? Nay, Jordan 
has no tact; he has not discretion, and he knows not caution. 

After the scrimmage he examines his clothes, his hands, his 
face and his body, and he finds himself covered with refuse and 
tilth. Where did it come from? Why, it came as a bombard- 
ment in concert from that bunch of savants, scholars and learned 
men composing the school hoard of San Francisco. That 
epitome of refinement and education heaved up the things most 
familiar in the vocabulary of learned men ami spewed it all 
over the Jordan man. He was obfuscated, obsessed and obliter- 
ated by the educational discharge. Down at Palo Alto they 
are still groping around among the debris of filthy verbiage for 
the buried pedagogue. 

There is a lesson in the Jamaican earthquake that San Fran- 
cisco must heed. The News Letter has again and again, for 
years, in season and out of season, repeated that San Francisco 
must, provide salt water cisterns in various parte of the city 
for fire protection! If this warning had been acted upon in 
1876, when the News Letter called attention to this necessity 
San Francisco would not to-day be a mass of ruins. Through 
its efficient insurance department, the editorial management 
has had frequent reminders of the necessity for a salt-water 
auxiliary system, and thus the warning was repeated again an3 
again. Kingston sends us the same warning. Build the cis- 
terns— build them now. They arc needed now, re than . \ 

If they cannot lie furnished by a palsied city Government, theti 
let us have a commission, such as the Galveston board, and 1,4 
us ignore the knaves who sit as Supervisors and let us have the 


The Baltimore lire, though by no means so extensive as thai 
which devastated San Francisco, was so similar a disaster that 

the opinions of a Balti van— who played a large part in tlu 

reconstruction of that city— cannot fail to he interesting to San 
Franciscans. Mr. It. M. Ycnahlc, President of the Baltimore 
Park Commission and a member of the "burned district" com- 
mission, was in San Francisco recently. He says that, where 

B0 great an area was devastated, the work of reconstruction 
cannot, advance far enough in nine or ten months to produce 
much impression on tin- ordinary observer; So much prelimi- 
nary work has to he done before buildings begin to be pul up. 
He expects to see a great forward movement in the second year 

of reconstruction as c pared with tin- first, and thinks that 

(he work is progressing in a highly creditable manner. 

The Baltimore burned district commission seized the oppor- 
tunity to make many improvements in the streets, to acquire 
park-sites and to have all wires except those of the electric 
car lines placed in conduits. Very soon after the fire, the com- 
mission hail the tottering walls of burned buildings torn or 
blown down, and sidewalks of uniform width and substantia] 

character reconstructed at the expense of the property-owners. 
There was a marked uplifting of civic spirit and Baltimore was 
improved in many ways as a result of her greal disaster. 

Ml'. Yonahle expressed regrei that so many temporary build- 
ings of a substantial character have I n creeled in San Fran- 

cisco, as hi' believes that they are likely io remain for many 
years, and so prevent the erection of really handsome struc- 
tures, lb' also recommends that the opportunity of widening, 
improving and re-arranging the streets of the city he not lost. 
The building laws should he amended so as to ensure the re- 
building of the city in a worthy way. If San Francisco makes 
strenuous, organized efforts for bettenneni of her conditions, 
the great disaster will prove to have brought much good in its 


The Independent Workers of the World arc always working. 
That is. they are always working somebody. Just now there U 
an attempt, on the part of a few mine owners to locate the fruits 
nl' the labor •>( a few of these high-browed gentlemen of the road, 
[n California. $100,000 of ore is wailing a claimant, and when 
In' appears, he will go to jail. At Denver. Marsha] Xaylor i- 
waiting, at an assay office, for the alleged owner of $10,000 
worth of Mohawk dust to put in an appearance What a com- 
mentary on conditions at ( iohltiehl ! The owner of the gold 
dares not claim it in the borders "f his own State. 

The latest way to build up a great railway system is to 

buy a short road, take surplus funds, issue preferred stock at 
the rale of $75,000 a mile, and a new batch of bonds at the rale 

of $50,000. Take the proceeds ami buy a larger road and aerve 

it in the same way. It will surprise you how (he mileage «i'l 
roll in without any expense oilier than the printer's bill. 


Take T-.AXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets. Druggists refund money 
if it fails to cure. E. W. GROVE'S signature Is on each box. 26c. 





No Branch Stores. No Agents. 

George Heazelton and P. E. Bowles have bought the Mon- 
terey street railway. 

Our shapely garments for spring and summer 
will deserve recognition of tasteful dressers. 
Our expert fashioners bring out the fine lines 
and show new features. Originality prevails in 
every garment here. 

It a really too bad that we have no show windows 
so that we can exhibit our new exclusive models, 
choice fabrics and smart patterns, but, it makes no 
difference. Our business increases which proves con- 
clusively that we have the right goods. 


Fillmore Street, near Sutter, San Francisco. 

January 26, 1907. 


Hear tie Cner I Who t/te (ten/ art Uuu J ' 
Oaa that wiilfAiy the devil.sir, wilhjvn 

When Jamaica had her earthquake, 

(And we know their Utile games), 
The Governor was runny — 
But it's no use. calling names. 
If he proved Id he a fool, 

lie only Eollowed rule. 

When the city was a victim of the flames. 

We have had our Utile earthquake, 

And we know just how they act, 
For our pretty city Government 

Was crazy, for ;i fad ; 

it muddled things and stole 
And it got beyond control, 

And everything it should have had il Lacked. 

But Jamaica will crow over us 
Before the thing is done. 

The Governor 'II go home again — 

llis little job is gone; 

But we shall sil and Sweat, 
As we all are doing yet, 
And the City Hall will still enjoy the fun. 

The manner in which snap-judgment is taken on III" 

United Railroads was demonstrated last week when husinoss- 
nien along Hayes sired shoveled onto the railway tracks .1 
quantity of asphalt thai was lying on the Btreel and in the gut- 
ters. The si red car line was blocked, and the railwa\ company 
was compelled I" send a crew of men and clean away the debris. 

Tin' episode was given much space m the newspapers, ami was 
triumphantly chortled over a- a irictorj over the tyranny of the 
United Railroads. Vcrj little space was given to the fact thai 
Hie debris belonged to an asphalt company. The people who 
Bhovolod the dirl onto the track had a grievance, 

hut they were badlj mistaken. The United Railroads, rathei 
than discom le the public by Inning the car line lied up. bore 

the brunl of the error. Bui the paper- still chuckle over it as 

a \ 1. ior\ over the corporal ion. 

The Health Board, il 1- announced, is chafing al the dc- 

l.i\ 10 meeting the new Citj anil County Hospital. So are the 
pom- patients, who are obliged to endure the misery of being 
ill in the ramshackle old barracks which we call a hospital, and 
which was obsolete thirtj years ago So ai doctors win 

■ > there, the nurses who arc obliged to work under disgusting 
ami disheartening conditions. All are dialing al the delay, 
sa\e our complaisant Sujiervisors, who evidently do not cat! 
whether wc ever have a new hospital. The funds have long bceu 
available, but the Supervisors have no) takeu n single step 1 >- 
ward using 1h.n1. Nor do they explain why. That, 

annot do « ithou riminallj 

gent ami incompetent 

News comes from (ioldlield llial S one of th ■ 

hotels there, while out for an evening walk, dropped a wallet 

containing $1,000 in bills, Vn 

missed il : then he retraced the ground over which he had 

ng carefully for thi money. He found it. un- 

touched. Uoldlidd people do not bother with such th 
thousand dollar a pound - 

liful. The man who went ba< k looking for his pair 

hills was a piker, a four-rlushei r who 

had not learned how much inon 

in (ioldlield. 

The effort to confer upon women some title !■ 

the position of their husbands, is - iore than ai 

familiar with the dreadful "Mrs. 


1 lap the climax on 

lent w 


It will probably be several weeks before the time-ball 

service at the Ferry building will be resumed. Ever since the 
April fire, not only seafaring men, but a large part of the gen- 
eral public have missed the. noon time ball from the flagpole 
over (he ferry building lower. The reason it has not been re- 
placed has been the fact, that some vandals, soon after the fire, 
stole the electric apparatus, the wires, the leaden tubes through 
which the wires were conducted, and other essential parts of 
tile apparatus. The detaching mechanism was of a peculiar 
make, and the United States Hydrographic office, which attends 

10 the dropping of the hall at the proper instant, has sought. 
in vain to get a duplicate. Finding it impossible to secure a 
duplicate of this mechanism, which was of the greatest import- 
ance in the system, the Harbor Commissioners, who install the 
whole apparatus, will probably have to send East to have another 
detaching mechanism made to order. The Hydrographic office 
is ready to resume the service Whenever this is received, and 
the llarhor Commissioners, who can readily obtain the neces- 
sary wiring, leaden tubes and other details of the apparatus, 
are anxious to start the time-hall service again as soon as pos- 

It is whispered that a large ami well-heeled lobby is go- 
ing to Sacramento to tight any legislation intended to suppress 
race-track gambling. The men who fatten on the embezzlement's 
and dishonesty of clerks and mechanics are going to use soiic 
of their ill-earned wealth corrupting Legislators, if possible, and 
defeating any measure which would have a tendency lo make 
the State more respectable. Los Angeles has rid herself of these 
moral parasites. Is San Francisco not able to do as much? Why 
do not those who arc in favor of honesty and decency, who ai'e 
opposed to the corruption of youth, unite and show the same 
energy as the men who are demanding thai unlimited gambling 
he allowed? Why is there not a lobby at Sacramento in favor 
of the suppression of the race track pool Belling? The vast 

majority of the voters of the State are opposed lo the pernicious 

vice, which a few selfish ami unprincipled men have fostered 

011 Ibis community. Lei llie voice of the majority lie beard. 

Why not have a mass meeting to make known the views of the 

ctable element of San b'rancisc 1 the subject? 

'I he President recommends the building of two ships of 

1I1.' Dreadnought class. That is all very well, hut when are 
ii". going to he built? Japan has the Samurai, which is really 
mi improvement on the Dreadnought. If it take- us three years 
in build the two ships, even should Congress vote the money, 
what will lie their class when the three years have expired. It 
not he thought that Ureal Britain will he satisfied witli 
th.' Dreadnaught while the Samurai is in existence, and next 
year may see a vessel which will again revolutionize naval war- 
fare. Tlie i-ost i« great, tun speed in construction is the 1 
oi ibis business, and thai is jusi where we are lamentably defi- 

1..,- Ingeles, Portland, Seattle, other . - thai 

think yon may some day be rivals of San Francisco, sit up and 

lotice. <>ur hank clearings for last week wen- more than 

.-: 1. 01 a 1.1 11 11 1 larger than for the corresponding week last year. 

\nd it was thought hist January thai the week in question had 

:i abnormal one. not lik. ualed for years. We 

ling pretty well, thank you. I shaken 

ml burned out of the rest of tit ms. As 

d in a public speech the other day. we lost nothing but 

the buildings. The conditions that demand a city here, and the 

mild up a city, exist and cannot !*• dOW I. 

They lake drastic m h rioting slrikois in Mex- 

1 lie 1 1 Men bis early methods, and the bullet 

- to him to be th 'I ot labor troubles. It 's 

d that lal" 1: will make much headway 

ghboring republ he circunu irticu- 

- tin b - which 

iblem tremendo 


isn and I 

1 1 ■ 



January 2G, 1907. 


Hebbard's mixed metaphor and mixed authors seems to have 
caught the fancy of the hilarious. He is a worthy follower of 
the illustrious Dogberry, and quite as frank. A disgruntled 
attorney tells a story of a celebrated case against one of our 
largest financial institutions, which was, by "common consent, 
dismissed -'without prejudice." On examining the decision a 
few days later, a friend of the plaintiff discovered that the case 
in question had been entered as against the plaintiff with costs! 
falling the Judge's attention to this palpable error ( ?) his 
Honor was indignant at such a lapsus, and immediately and 
gravely reversed himself, and granted the dismissal "without 
prejudice." Fortunately for the court's repute, the case was 

never re-opened. Truly, "we. are incompetent!" 

* * * 

What some look upon as an amusing error was narrowly 
averted by the Health Board last week. One Samuel N. Grubb, 
whose name was among the Civil Service eligibles, was about 
to lie appointed plumbing inspector, when it was discovered that 
he had been dead for two years. Really, that is not so funny. 
Dead men would do as well for at least half of the municipal 

positions now tilled by supposedly live men. 

* * ** 

Another one has gone the way of the race-track. Roy 
Ackley, a Tacoma contractor, committed suicide here this week 
with only ten cents in his pockets. In addition, he had a lot 
of racing charts, plain indication of what brought him to his 
end. It's a merry game, this "sport of kings," but it brings 
money only to the promoters. The poor deluded fools that bite 
lose all they have, then turn on the gas. The others turn on 
the wine. 

* * * 

A popular and efficient Federal officer, long and well known 
in San Francisco, has just recovered from what appeared to be 
a fatal case of tuberculosis. He is Mr. C. W. Fitzgerald, long 
attached to the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey on 
this coast. About three years ago, Fitzgerald was sent to the 
Government hospital at Fort Stanton, New Mexico, suffering 
from what appeared to be a bad ease of consumption. His life 
was despaired of by his friends. Remarkable to state, Fitzger- 
ald has now apparently completely recovered, has been dis- 
charged from the hospital and has been transferred to the For- 
estry Bureau, where his experience as a surveyor will make him 
of exceptional value. 

* * * 

The eastern part of Contra Costa County comprises some of 
the most fertile lands in California. Six or seven crops of al- 
falfa are raised in a year in the valley lands without irrigation. 
On Jersey Island, the Byron tract, at Orwood and elsewhere, 
vast quantities of celery, asparagus and potatoes are raised. The 
celery-beds near Knightsen are wonderfully productive, and the 
pure white, crisp celery raised there is shipped in great quanti- 
ties to the Eastern States. Several of the farmers on Jersey 
Island made a profit of ten thousand dollars apiece on 240 acre 
tracts last season. 

In order to bring more people into Eastern Contra Costa, 
some of the owners of large properties will place portions of 
them on the market in lots of 40, 60 or 100 acres. The region 
has already had a rainfall of ten inches during the present 
winter, and though the amount of wheat produced next year 
will be small, more barley will be planted than ever before, 
and confident hope is entertained of a highly prosperous season! 

An indication of the growing prosperity of Byron, Knight- 
sen, Oakley and Brentwood, the principal towns of eastern 
Contra Costa, is the fact that a telephone line, with which all 
the leading farms over a large area are connected, has been es- 
tablished. The branch from Brentwood to Knightsen runs six 
miles and has fifteen subscribers, while the branch from Knight- 
sen to Byron is twenty-one miles long and has thirty-three 
subscribers. The line belongs to the farmers, its total cost 
having been about $1,500. Communication will next be es- 
tablished between Knightsen and Oakley, if the people of that 
town, who already have a good service to Jersey Island, desire, 

as it is thought they will, to join the Farmers' Telephone Com- 

It is proposed to raise a bonus to induce the Central Cali- 
fornia Traction Company of Stockton to construct an electric 
car line across the island region from Stockton to Byron, if 
this should not prove feasible, a company may be formed to 
place bonds on the market for the construction of the road. Such 
a line would bring in many tourists, and would draw their at- 
tention to the extraordinary productivity of the eastern pari 

of the county. 

■ * * * 

There is really no need to worry about the Oriental questior.. 
The trail of a Chinaman in the court at Oakland for fraudulent 
transactions in connection with the sale of Chinese railroad 
stock shows beyond all doubt the absolute ability of the Oriental 
to accommodate himself to the conditions of modern Western 
life. He could not have done a more complete case of skul- 
duggery, apparently, even if he bad been a Native Son. Also 
the presence of the Japanese in the police courts shows clearly 

that the same influence affects the little brown man. 

* * * 

Oakland is suffering from a spasm of ridiculous virtue. The 
raid on the Chinese gambling joints proceeds merrily. Now one 
has to be acquainted with all the high signs and passwords and 
walk through numerous rooms and alleys and stairw : ays to be 
afforded a chance to gamble in Chinatown. While the poor 
Chinaman is being driven from pillar to post for his fan tan, 
the merry game of race track gambling is perverting the youth 
of the pious city. What is the distinction? Only this, that there 
is money for some of the pious in the race track gambling and 
none to be made out of the Chinese. Here we have the whole 

secret. Find the economic nigger in the gambling woodpile. 

* » * 

The strange doings and incongruous statements of those who 
lay claim to greatness by reason of their being possessed of ex- 
traordinary talents have puzzled the world since those ancient 
days when the serpent tempted the mother of men in the Garden 
of Eden; and yet the inhabitants of this old, age-wrinkled, 
storm-scarred globe will never become so accustomed to the idio- 
syncracies of genius that they will not stand aghast when the 
same time-yellowed sensations arise in some new form. This 
being the accepted state of affairs, perhaps it may be understood 
why the "star" reporter of one of Oakland's daily papers is now 
telling his friends that at least one of Olga Nethersole's unex- 
plained statements is too subtle for him. 

His peculiar mental state arose out of this occurrence. As 
soon as her special car had been sidetracked at the Sixteenth 
street station in Oakland, upon the day of her arrival, the great 
portrayer of "Sapho," who once shocked New York (a thing 
strange in itself!) telephoned to the ollices of the various news- 
papers designating the time at which she would be at liberty 
to meet any of the pre.-? representatives who cared to interview 
her. Bach editor was given to understand that if it was a woman 
who would be sent to get the interview, 11 o'clock was the houi 
if ;i man. then 1 o'clock. 

H so happened that the paper upon which this "star" reporle! 


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silk fouchette fingers. 
Our new bat tie. Im- 
ported English and 
German shirtsand col- 
lars. Dress waistcoats 
already made up and 
to order. Jewelry for 
dress occasions. 

Bullock & Jones 


Van Ness at Eddy. 

January 26, 1907. 


works saw fit to send a young woman to meet the great actress. 
Ordinarily, matters would have ended there,. but after the inter- 
view the young unman chanced to meet the "star" reporter, and 
after telling hhn in a general way what Miss Nethersole had 
said to her, she concluded her remarks by saying, "Miss Nether- 
sole seemed very pleased to see me, even though I was a little 
late. She said, however, that she was glad that I came just when 
I did, as she always took a bath at 1 o'clock each day." 

The "star" reporter was puzzled — he is still puzzled. But why 
need lie be — absent-mindedness is always a mark of genius. 

Alonzo, assistant ticket seller at Blingum, sat lazily puffing 
his hand-rolled pill, carefully rehearsing the tender words he 
should say when Fate might burn the two million dollar barrier 
'tween he and She. 

She was a dashing darling; she bridged; she Country Clubbed; 
she autoed ; she poloed ; she anisebagged ; choicest nectar of the 
upper gods. He sold her tickets, looked for her letters, 'phoned 
her mamma, and flagged the "flyer." 

That day she came — tootsies so cold. Might she sit by the 
office fire? She might. 

Alone — they two ! 

No one wanted tickets; none asked for mail. She purred and 
smiled, and her very breath was Love — In Alonzo! He spoke 
— his piece : 

" 'Tis love, I know it well, Fair One. Fur months I've been 
your willing slave and you knew it not. Adored thee days and 
nights. Thy presence haunts me two dozen hours in twenty- 
four. I dream of thee! I dream, I dream 1" 

"(Vase, Lanzo — waste not thy honied words ill making love; 
fold me strongly in your noble arms ami damp my lips with 

manly kisses. Again, my man; again My God!" 
"Amsi dreaming, Queen? ['ve dreamt before and always 

this! This Eace, this form, this cheek, this Bweel perfume, this 

auburn tress. God, bow your lipi I ni :ansl he a 

dream ?" 
It was. 'I'lio punk had scorched the eyebrow beneath his 


# * * 

The prophets are al work tgain all over the work]. I 
aately their opinion and predictions differ this year as to the 
i ourse of events, » ith i onseqnentlj om i 
for escape 1 1 om disaster, or , i moderation oi I 


I.iv J. Spangler, tin- \.» York "calamity howler," oik 
knovi a as the i "hunch." I f 

1906 was bad, this real and 1908 are going to be worse. Sell it- 
self is literally goin Spangler M was who pre- 
dicted thi 

death ol Mark Banna, the greal Baltimore fire, the collaps 
Russia in the Par Bast, il" 1 last eruption oi Vesuvius, and thu 
earthquake in San Fran* 

The next two years, he novi •'■ I be full of woe and 

mm. until al i 'i 1908, Not York, one of thi 

- in the world, » il 
ateh in ih destruction «( the world. It will require less than 
an hour foi the destrui tion ol Ne* 5forl I will 

haw earthqus 

and mountains no - will 

sweep I • in many i ounl ries will killed by 

thousands from hunger, d and th the 

earth. Famine 
Dever » 
Bee for their 
in « t In- 

sepulchre of Christ Great men in autl 


land after Edward \ 1 1 : be killed. 

The 1 nited States will be involved in 


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Yearning for adventure, natural love for a military life, 

to hide oneself and the hope of getting a commission are 
the four mosi common incentives Eor enlistment in the army. 
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private in the ranks. "Well," was the answer, "I'm pretty well 
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IE® ; 

There is much worry arid concern over the athletic outlook 
at Stanford. The track material is lacking, and the baseball 
outfit is good, or vice versa — just as the newspaper correspond- 
ents think about it. Students are growing gray-haired over the 
thought of defeat at the hands of Berkeley. Athletics is the all- 
absorbing topic. In the meantime, it is interesting to note that 
there is only one candidate for the Rhodes scholarship; that, 
where last year there were seventeen men trying out for the 
Carnot debating team, this term has produced only six; and 
that there is much growling over the raising of the scholarship 


* * * 

That the authorities at the institution are intent on making 
Stanford second to none in educational possibilities, even a1 
the expense of lowering the athletic standard, is evident on the 
face of the -rem increase in the number of "flunks" last semes- 
ter. Almost a hundred got the axe. among them being some 
of the pfomineni athletes, and men high in other student bodj 
activities. It is a sad condition of affairs when student affairs 
are relegated to the background, and scholarship placed over 
them, almost as sad as doing away with that carnage known 

as American football. 

» * * 

Various conjectures are being made as to the real reason 
for hoisting the academical standard so high, at one pull. The 
wise ones declare that it all has to do with the financial condition 
of the college. Every hundred students means a new instruc- 
tor, and every instructor means an additional expenditure of at 

least $1,300 per year. With only $30,000,000 at their c mand, 

the authorities feel that they must economize, hence the axe 
committee's fearful killing. 

But it is a sure thing that Stanford needs strengthening in 
many departments, and it will take more than the suspension of 
students to raising the educational standard. The university 
has at its head one of the greatest scholars that the world knows, 
and controlling the various departments are master-minds — Ab- 
bott, of the Law school; Hemp] in Germanic languages; New- 
comer, the English scholar. But even these authorities cannol 
create a greater institution, for they have no material to do it 
with. Under them are men who, while being far from dull, are 
still further from being brilliant — young men who have not 
matured enough to hold a responsible position in a great univer- 
sity, newly-made graduates of Eastern colleges, and others who 
have the makings of scholars, but who have not yet arrived. And 
the master-minds at the head of the departments are not al- 

* * * 

President Jordan is being grilled to a finish by certain San 
Franciscans, lie is being rated as a drunk, an insane asylum 
escape, and various other choice personalities. In the meantime, 
while the aforesaid San Franciscans are busy venting their 
spleen, and taking up much valuable space in the papers, the 
learned educator still treads the Stanford campus, rambles along 
at the same old gait, wears the same slouch hat. raises standards, 

thinks students, ami learns to manipulate his new auto bile, 

with his usual peace of mind. And this in the face of the fact 
that he/is being roasted to a finish by the city school board! He 
isn't even hot under the collar. Strange, isn't it? 

* * * 

There was a wailing and a gnashing of teeth when the news 
concerning the attempt to get ;l bin through the Legislature 
allowing the charging of a tuition fee at Stanford was first pub- 
lished. There were those who were won! to compare the attempt 
with the first principle of the foundation of the institution by 
the Stanfords — that of building up a place for tie; education of 
the poor student, and the malcontents made no boms about ac- 
cusing the authorities with violating thai principle. Bui since 
then the information has been given out that every cent thus 
collected will go into the raising of the university's standard 
and that the passage of the bill will result in the affiliation of 
Cooper Medical College with the university, and the grumbling 
has ceased. • 

* * * 

It is interesting to note that any attempt to foist new fees 

upon the Stanford student is met with anger and suspicion 

anger, because the place is rated as a "free" institution, ami sus- 

picion, because of a prevalent opinion that there is "graft" 
somewhere in Denmark. The recent exposures in San Fran- 
cisco have served to put in the student's mind the idea that 
where there is money there is graft — and there is thirty million 

at Stanford. 

* * * 

There is financial trouble in the Senior class of the Palo 
Alto University. It seems that the class has been able to get 
no report from the manager of their annual, the gentleman in 
question staling that all his receipts ami stubs were destroyed in 
the fire last, April. There is $1,200 involved, ami although the 
President of the class makes no charges, and wishes the fact to 
be known, be has appointed an investigation committee to look 

into the matter. 

* * * 

The receni cry against thi 1 race track has brought to light a 
story of a college man's experience with the ponies. It seems 
that the student in question, who lives in a far Eastern Stale, 
lefl Palo Alto for a Christmas trip home, with a good wad of 
the long-green in his jeans, and an intuition to buy his ticket 
in San Frami-co. Arriving at the metropolis, he determined 
to spend a day at the race track before departing. lie did. He 
also spent his vacation on the coast — the Pacific Coast — in the 

immediate neighborhood of the Golden Gate. 

* * * 

The Stan lord Sophomore class is going to put on Shaw's 
"Vim Never Can Tell." The bravery of the class is well shown 
by the fact that professionals have failed to score a success i I > 
the play. Now. if the selection had been "Mrs. Warren's Pro- 

* * * 

The Stanford baseball team may take a trip to Japan to try 
conclusions with the little brown twisters — that is. they will 
unless our friend — anil the Jap's — Roosevelt, sees in the trip 
















This famous Cordial, now made at Tarragona. Spain, was 
for centuries distilled by the Carthusian Monks (Peres Char- 
treux) at the monastery of La Grande Chartreuse, France, 
and known throughout the world as Chartreuse. The above 
cut represents the bottle and the label employed in the put- 
ting up of the article since the Monks'expulsion from France, 
and it is now known as LIQUEUR PERES CHARTREUX 
the Monks, however, still retain the right to use the old 
boitlt and label as well) distilled by the same order of 
Monks who have securely guarded the secret of its manufac- 
ture for hundreds of years and who alone possess a know- 
ledge of the elements of this delicious nectar. 

At first-class Wine Merchants, Grocers. Hotels, Cafes, 

Bi i i< r & Co.. 45 Broadway, New York. N. Y. 

Sole Agents for United States. 

January 26, 1907. 


some attempt to discourage the Oriental Americans from taking 
a further hold on American amusements, in which ease the col- 
lege men will have to promise to throw the games to the Japs 

or stay at home. 

* * * 

A Stanford man tells a story that well illustrates the Japan- 
ese attitude toward the United States, and at the same time 
serves to show the Oriental's idea as to his own ability. Right 
after the conclusion of the war with Russia, the college man's 
father met a Japanese friend of his and congratulated him on 
his countrymen's success. Without even thanks, the Jap an- 
swered with a sneer: "Yes, and we'll be over here to lick you 
next." And there isn't one of the Orientals on this coast that 
hasn't had the same idea in his head since his country whipped 

* * * 

The Musical Clubs of Stanford University, for a year merci- 
ful lv silent, have decided to reorganize and take a trip during 
the Easter vacation. Their itinerary has not yet been announced, 
but it will probably be to Los Angeles, and the towns along the 
way. Between now and Master, the people of the South are look- 
ing worried, and the bars arc preparing for a deluge. 

* * * 

Palo Alto has a "Never-Say-No" club. We claim no know- 
ledge of the make-up of the sorority, but it is probably com- 
posed id' young ladies not under thirty. 

The volume of merchandise shipped from Santa Clara by the 
Pacific Manufacturing Company and others, has become so 
great that the Southern Pacific has decided to make Saula 
Clara a railroad terminal. At die expiration of tin' notice re- 
quired by law, the little town of Santa Clara will stand on the 
same footing in regard to railroad rales as San Francisco. Oak- 
land, San .lose and other cities. There has been a greal increase 

ill (he amoiinl of railroad hiisine>s done at Santa Clara, and 
the creation of die now terminal point is another step in the 

deveb] nt of the Fertile Santa Clara Valley, 'the fruit-grow- 
ers and other residents of the Valley will in future he able lo 
ship their goods to the Eastern Slates much more promptly and 

advantageously. There are al pre. em i ■ terminal pointe 

on the wesi side of the peninsula and Santa Clara will be the 


* * * 

A man petitioned the traffic mai the Oakland Traction 

Company for employment on its Alameda Hue. \\ I 
what his qualifications were, he said thai he had studied the 

conditions on the cars at tic husv hours of the day. and thai 

as h' had had experience hi pai nea, he thought his 

qualifications were Al. lie gol the 

» * » 

When the Southern Pacific Corapanj recently ■ -'ran. 

privileges of open switching and transfer of I ' the 

manufacturers of Eaal Oakland, W. J. Casey, president of the 
Onion Qas Engine Company (the new works of which are bc- 
tween 83d avenue, Eaal Oakland, and the Park street brid 
General » »* ar F. Long and othi id thi I > ion B 

lane Company. The purpose of the company was to build a rail- 
road to transfer freight and switch il over any line that reai 
their property, no matter over what line it came originally. Th ■ 
org. i the Bell Line made application for a franchise 

to extend its pi >ji cted n N nth avenue w, - 

the north arm of Oakland Creek. The Western P 

Company, aroused by this, made several applications for fran- 
chises along the water-front, and began to survey a route' 

the same land as the Pell Line Company. 

The impending conflict for fratuh - i en ended by an 

eement whereby the Western 
transfer ami Bwitch ovi by the m 

facturers, H* B impany has agi 

application for a fram hise fron S 

north arm of Oakland Creek, and the Western 1' 

is, withoul i the part of th.- Belt I. me Come 

! nth front of Oakland II i ■ | Western 
Pacini Company's new freight line will run the 

First street track 

front of the harbor. 1" 

made with th ipany will 

The Belt Line Company already has a franchise for a line 
from the works of the Ferrolite Company, which are close ii 
those of the Union Gas Engine Company, to Nineteenth avemu 
and will build that line according to its original plans. 

They have got meals down to a cost of five cents eaci 
at the Oakland city prison. Considering that the prisoners are 
working harder than ever they did in their lives before, this 
is a remarkable showing. In fact, as far as the management 
of the city prison is concerned, the Oakland administration may 
claim justly a great deal of credit. There is only one objection 
which can be made to it, and that is, that it is dirty and un- 
sanitary, but it is to be supposed that these trifles do not matter 
much under the circumstances. 

* * * 

Marin County has grown so large that her county officials 
have had their salaries materially increased. The Recorder gets 
$300 a year more than formerly; the Treasurer $600 more; the 
District Attorney $300 more, and the Srrperintendent of Schools 
$600 more. 

* * * 

Mill Valley is laying cement sidewalks on all its principal 

* * * 

The Marin County Supervisors arc being sued for $34,500 
each for allowing illegal road claims. 

The Independent, Berkeley's new paper, has begun the erec- 
tion of a new building for its exclusive use. 

» * * 

For a suave and thoroughly practiced man of the world. Judge 
Melvin the other day gave way to a burst of petulance which is. 
;ii least, as surprising as unusual. A certain attorney with whom 
the Judge is nol on good terms, appeared in a case in the de- 
partment over which Judge Melvin presides. The Judge there- 
upon declared bis objections to meeting this particular attorney 
whether socially or as an attorney in his court. We arc. of 
course, unfamiliar with the reasons for this outburst of judicial 
antipathy, but would venture to remark that it is not wisdom. 
nor even good public policy, that the court should allow its 
feelings .against an individual to influence its attitude towards 
that individual when the business of the court is involved. 

'the reporl thai the Western Federation of \lin 

solved that none of il- n Colorado shall make money in 

i would be amusing if il were not ~o dangerous, If one 
ii men cm realh combine to deprive another set of 
of the opportunity of advancing their legitimate interests, some- 
thing ii ii catastrophe will result. If the w 

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tin- besi interests of all parties. 

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January 26, 1907. 

Another festive week has given proof that this season has only 
been dull in spots. It is true that the gaieties sagged somewhat 
before the holidays, but things are now going with a hop, skip 
and jump that argues that mirth and light-heartedness still have 
a strong grip on these parts. The reaction which might logi- 
cally have followed last week's frivolities did not set in. Society 
having struck a lightsome gait, was evidently determined not 
to get out of step. 

On Monday night, the Menlo Park Skating Club had a roller 
carnival en masque. It was Mrs. Fred McNear's idea, ami the 
diversion of masks and fancy dress added a piquant flavor to 
the always interesting pastime. There was no attempt at stately 
masquerade, the brocades and patches of a velvet shod period 
belonging to the ball room, not the skating rink. Chic, short- 
skirted costumes were in order, the peasant girl jostling with 
the ubiquitous Folly or the dainty Columbine. Most of the 
girls who live in town went down on Sunday and stayed over 
for the skating fest at one of the many hospitable homes in 
that neighborhood. 

Another unique affair does special honor to the first day of 
the week. A number of popular girls, among them the Misses 
Wright and Betsy Angus, exorcised the imps of "blue Monday" 
by giving a progressive dinner. Eight courses were served, each 
one in a different house, and the novelty of the affair lent 
unusual flavor to each course. It was a decidedly informal 
affair, planned on the spur of the moment, but every guest 
present voted it one of the most delightful frolics of the year. 

On Tuesday, the lime-light was again turned in the environs 
of Burlingame, for Mrs. Francis Carolan was hostess at a bridge 
party. Several debutantes, friends of Miss Katrina Page- 
Brown, who is a house guest of the Carolans, assisted the hostess, 
but the players were not of the younger set. A great many of 
Tuesday's guests were also present on Saturday night, when the 
Carolans gave a much more elaborate bridge-whist party. The 
presence of men lent a stimulus to the game, and the additional 
fact that the prizes were superb things Mrs. Carolan brougiit 
over from Paris, made the players exert their best "card sense." 
As usual with all the entertainments at the "Crossways," the 
affair ran on ball bearings, perfect to the minutest detail. The. 
supper served was the last word on culinary art. A special 
car was at the disposal of guests from the city, but most of the 
townsites stayed with friends in the neighborhood. 

Not since his wife's illness has E. W. Hopkins, the father of 
the Mesdames Taylor and Mrs. Fred McNear, taken such an ac- 
tive part in society as this season. Mr. Hopkins is a perfect 
host, and spares nothing to lend his dinners distinction. Three 
of this year's debutantes are closely connected with the Hopkins 
family — Lydia Hopkins by relationship, and Mary Keeney and 
Helene Irwin by reason of their close intimacy with "Flossie" 
Hopkins, the youngest daughter of the E. W. Hopkinses. who 
will make her debut next season. Mr. Hopkins has given dinners 
in honor of these charming young girls, the one to Helen Irwin 
taking place on Thursday night. 

Mrs. B. P. Schwerin has been one of the most active hostesses 
of the season. She has not chosen to pay her social obligations 
with the fanfare of trumpets, but has given a series of small 
and thoroughly delightful affairs. On Tuesday night the 
Schwerms were hosts at a very successful dinner party. That 
same night, Mrs. George H. Mendell gave a large dinner party 
m honor of Miss Charlotte Wilson and George Cadwalader 
whose wedding, will take place in a few weeks. Miss Wilson is 
looking very fetching these days in the black and white effects 
which she still wears on the street, though the Wilsons are now 
out of mourning. 

The Sullivans have taken little part in the season's festivities 
the decision of Miss Ada Sullivan to take the veil in a Boston 
convent having evidently put her sister Alice out of tune with 
social revels. But on Thursday, Miss Alice was hostess at a 
very handsomely appointed luncheon at the Palace Hotel the 
guests including all the prominent debutantes of the season 

Bridge not only claimed the attention of the suburbs but 
there were several affairs given in town during the week Mrs" 

Joseph Masten is giving hostesses a series of bridge parties, 
the first of which took place on Wednesday, a similar affair 
tripping on its heels on Thursday. Mrs. Leonard Chenery and 
Mrs. Ralph Hart were also bridge hostesses, and Mrs. Jules 
Brett entertained the club of which she is an enthusiastic 

Mrs. J. B. K. Xuttall, who is considered one of the cleverest 
conversationalists in San Francisco, was hostess at a dinner on 
Wednesday night. Mrs. Xu! tad's dinner parties always sparkle 
with wit and epigram, and the dullard finds himself out of place 
at her festive board. 

On Friday night, the cotillion club over which Mrs. Ynez 
Sin ill) White presides, danced down the hours with flying feet. 
Mrs. White's balls are the only early affairs in town, no other 
hostess managing to assemble her guests long before midnight. 
But by nine o'clock, the ball room is in full swing at Mrs. 
While's affairs, and the young men whom Fate has not cast 
for over-leisure can attend these affairs and still "show up al 
the office on time." 


January 22 (Tuesday) — Miss Genevieve Isaacs to Carl Schil- 

January 35 (Friday) — Miss Miriam Putnam Thomson to 
Frederick Parsons Taluin. 

Miss Helen Sinclair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sinclair, 
to Bruce Cornwall. 


January 19 (Saturday) — An enjoyable dance was given at Ho- 
tel Rafael. Mrs. Warren Clark entertained at bridge. Mrs. 
Harry Francis Davis gave a lea. 

January 20 (Sunday) — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clarence Breedo'i 
entertained at dinner ami afterwards took their guests to 
the Schumann-] leinck concert. Several luncheons were 
given at the Burlingame Club. 

January 21 (Monday) — The members of the Menlo Park Skat- 
ing Club held a meeting en masque. The Misses Wright, 
Angus and several other young ladies entertained at a pro- 
gressive dinner. 

January 22 (Tuesday) — Mrs. Francis Carolan gave a bridge 
party. Mr. and Mis. I!. P. Schwerin entertained at a large 
dinner party. Mrs. George H. Mendell, Jr., entertained in 
honor of Miss Charlotte Wilson. Mrs. John Speck was i 

January 2.; (Wednesday) — Mrs. J. R. K. Xuttall entertained at 
a handsomely appointed dinner. Mrs. Joseph Manuel Mas- 
ten gave a bridge part)-. 

January 2 1 (Thursday) — Miss Alice Sullivan gave a luncheon 
at the Palace Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hopkins gave 
a dinner party in honor of Miss Helene Irwin. Mrs. Brett 
entertained the bridge club of which she is a member. Mrs. 
E. Walton Hedges was hostess at a dinner party. Mrs. 
Joseph Manuel Masten gave the second of her bridge par- 

January 25 (Friday) — The Friday Cotillion Club, of which 
Mrs. White is the leader held another meeting at the Palace 
Hotel. Mrs. Alexander Ilcyneman entertained at bridge. 
Mrs. Leonard Chenery and Mrs. Ralph Hart were hostesses 
at a bridge whist party. 

January 20 (Saturday) — Mr. and Mrs. Francis Carolan will 
entertain at a large bridge party. 

January 2? (Sunday i — All the prominent members of the 
Burlingame contingent will entertain house parties after 
the Carolan affair. 

January 28 (Monday) — Mrs. John P. Young will entertain at 

January 29 (Tuesday) — Mrs. J. Leroy Nickel will entertain at 

•January 30 (Wednesday) — "Mrs. Frank Deering will entertain 
at bridge. 




January 26, 1907. 



January 31 (Thursday) — Mrs. Squire Varick Mooney will en- 
tertain at bridge. 

February 1 (Friday) — The last Greenway ball will be danced 
at the Palace Hotel. Mrs. Alexander Heynemann will en- 
tertain at bridge. 

* * * 

The Del Moult- Social Budget. 

Mrs. Chapham and Miss Chapham, of Victoria, British Oj- 
lumbia, arrived at Del Monte last week. For many years they 
have spent a part of each winter at this beautiful Monterey 
hotel. General and Mrs. Edward Kirkpatrick are other regular 
winter visitors. They summer across the water in their Parisian 
home. The General and Mrs. Kirkpatrick went up to the city 
I'm- a few days, but have returned. Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Porter. 
of New York, who were here for several months last year, have 
come out to California, and are again at Del Monte. J. A. 
Wilkinson. G. L. Wilkinson, A. Farthome and J. E. Slocum are 
visitors from Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W. Parker, Mrs. 
G. J. Gibson. Mrs. W. G. Randall. John T. Evans, C. G. Parker 
and Carl D. Green are also here from Chicago. With Mr. Greene 
are Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Merriman and Miss Merriman, of Exe- 
ter, California. They expect a large party of Eastern visitors 
to join them next week. Some New Yorkers here are Mr. and 
Mrs. S. Eiseman, Charles R. Tatum. Mrs. S. C. Tatum and 
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Conway, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hobart Porter, 
Frank C. Hatch and J. H. Buckbee. 

The close proximity of the Monterey presidio is an advantage 

both to the guests of Del Monte and the army i pie. Every 

week- there are jolly little parties from the post dining at the 

hotel, Lieutenant and Mrs. C. W. Wilson were OTCT a few night? 

ago with Mis. E. B. D. 1'. -iiili v. Mr*. Wilson's mother. 

* * * 

Pacific Qtovc Society. 

Anions the week's guests ill lintel El Carmelo are Mr. and 

Mrs. E. A. McDowell, of Ashland, Ohio; Mrs. tl c. Stnhl, RelK 
vue. Ohio: Mr. and M rs. A. B. Conway, V» York; Air. and 
Mrs. M. S. Lamorane, Chicago; C. J. Berg, <!. A. Cat.-. Ash- 
land, (thin; Leonard Connergham, kntegonist, Canada; Mr. and 
Mrs. .1. B. Kickards, Miss B. 1'.. Rickarda, Montana; Mrs. F. A. 
Earl, Salt Like: Mr. ami Mrs. E. B. Warden, Reno, Nev.; Mrs 
W. A. Anfwedson, Paso Robles; Mrs. T. ('. S. Saunders ami 
Mrs. l i.-n id l [anbury. 

Mr. and Mrs. \ /. i I "l Mr. and Mr-. 

R. o. STagle of Santa Rosa, are spending their honeymoon ■>' 
the Fl Carmelo. 

The Bethlehem Steel Company and Charles Schwab, who 
hold the controlling interest in the Union Iron Works, han 

to th Delusion thai San I of the besl 

and most modem type. In pursuance of this conclusion, they 

will build a floating drv-doek to take the place of the one which 

i \]>ril last The new .Irv dock will be similar 
to the Dewej dock built by the United States Qovernment for 
Manila. It will be large enough to accommodate two ships al 
a time, and much bigger than the one which it is intended to 
It will occup ial berth near the Union Tron 

Works, The coal of construction, which as soon as 

a few details are settled, is estimated at $300,000. 

I.a Rochefoucauld, in one ..f h moments. 

said: "It is easier to lie a wis? man for others than for self. 
renchman'e sarcasm might hav\ His 1 Baying 

illv true, i 1 -"me men begin to ad for their 

own inteiests tho\ >\o the wrote.' thing: but seemingly the-, 
fail to do the right one foi - not vour 


It is the opinion ol 
tint Butte, M 

and the mi - high, 

all the same. 

ir as the stutT rued, hoardinc- 

■ n't found out that the pun- ( - now in ef- 



What. what, what's this? What do I see? 

Upon my word, note, can it be? 
A Yankee Admiral, with his tars, 

Regardless of my dignity 
Has landed here! Why, bless my stars! 

What! Firing off his Yankee guns. 

Pretending it was a salute? 
The earthquake frightened us enough. 

And we must stand this noise, to boot? 
'Tis only a damned Yankee bluff. 

Get out of here. Don't talk to me 

Of missions of humanity. 
The dead, as all you Yankees know. 

The dead, they died some days ago. 
And need no acts of charily. 

The work of burying the din,/ 

W'r'il do al some convenient time ; 
So let thrm be, and do not bother, 

The dead van- bury one another, 

\lr,iin 7 cover them with lime. 


)'<mr offers of assistance are 

Quite needless. Thanks, thanks, awfully I 
Fur me to tnle such proffered aid 

From uiiy living Yankee blade 

Would hurt my blasted dignity. 

If. by a streak of ./mm. you've caught 

Sonic thieves and y tfe "r tiro, 

them with mc. sir. us you ought — 
in ml of duty due from you. 

I nut tin m i ation pass 
7'.. dull me a discourti 

For COUliesy, who < are's a dm' 
Truly yours. 


The election for members of the German Parliament is 

not bothering the Kaiser very much. He intimates that unlaw 
thing's come his wav he will declare himself military dictator 
ie good of the empire. But will onr Kaiser try to follow 
That's the question. 

That Minnesota woman who went erazv on the California 

. couldn't wait to realize the glorious beauty of mid-winter 

- _ wing in the open. But her intent; 






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January 26, 190~. 


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At the Novelty Theatre, Isabel Irving and her splendid com- 
pany are making an emphatic hit in the brilliant comedy, 
"Susan in Search of a Husband." San Francisco theatre-goers 
are showing their usual appreciation for a clever comedy, bril- 
liantly acted and effectively staged. "Susan in Search of a 
Husband," adapted for the American stage by Eugene Y\ . Pres- 
brey, is in three acts, and there is not an uninteresting moment 
throughout the entire play. As Susan Gambett, the "single 
married woman.'" Miss Irving appears to the very best advantage. 
Her supporting company could not be improved upon, and 
special praise should be given Jessie Izett for the interpretation 
of the role of Robina Pennicuique, the young woman who finds 
that masquerading as a barmaid is not just what she imagine] 
it to be. Among others of her company who appear to the very 
best advantage are Marie Wainwright, Hassard Short. Herbert 
Mainwaring and Edith Lemmert. The play is excellently staged 
and shows a master stage director's hand. 

"Buster Brown" and forty companion players will be seen at 
the Novelty Theatre commencing Sunday night, February 3d. 
This musical comedy is doing an enormous business this season, 
and will undoubtedly prove one of the best attractions at the 
Novelty Theatre this year. Popular prices will prevail. 

The Auditorium Rink has been dubbed the "Skating Palace." 
The illustration published by the News Letter this week gives 
but a faint idea of the beauty of the scene, at the opening func- 
tion. There were five hundred skaters in this grand march, and 
the line was one half a city block long. This march will be 
made the imposing feature for the opening of the evening twice 
a week. Novelties will be constantly added in the line of good 
skating. This week the manager, Mr. Rittigstein, has been suc- 
cessful in securing the services of the famous "/arrow" trouue 
on cycles, in sensational tricks and comedy acting, making a 

very agreeable diversion, and drawing crowded houses. 

* * * 

The production of "'The Vinegar Buyer," at the Colonial 
Theatre this week, has resulted most happily. The house is 
crowded nightly, and the audiences scream with laughter ai 
Frank Bacon's performance of Joe Miller. Among those who 
share in the honors are .lane Jeffery, A. Bert YVesncr. Orrol 
Humphreys and Ezetta Jewel. Monday night. "In the Palace ->f 
the King"' will be presented, with Frank Bacon as the Mis- 
shapen jester. Adonis. 

* * * 

The programme at the Orphoum for next week, which begins 
this Sunday matinee, will be one of the most novel and fasci- 
nating in the history of vaudeville. Allied Kelcy, who will bs 
remembered as a comedian of remarkable ability and a great 
favorite, will appear in his latest triumph. "A Tale of a Tur- 
key." It is said to abound in witty dialogue and amusing com- 
plications, and Mr. Kelcy's support is particularly commended. 
The ludicrous sketch. "The Messenger Boy and the Actress," 
will be contributed by Maddox and Melvin. It will lie the first 
appearance of these artists in this city, but in the leading vaude- 
ville theatres of the Fast they are rated highly. Among the 
other new people will be "Th" Labakans," grotesque acrobats, 


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Skating Palme." ' •' 

77(9 Auditorium is a veritable 

January 26, 1907. 



and their wonderful dog Folly. They are recent arrivals in this 
country; but in London, Paris and other principal European 
capitals they were quite the rage. Chris Smith and the John- 
sons, Billy and Leonce, will be seen in a one-act musical comedy 
called "Astorbilt's Home." They rank among the most talented 
colored performers the stage possesses, and have never been seen 
here. It will be the last week of Warren and Blanchard, Edgar 
Atchison-Ely, Marzello and Millay, and Ned Nye and his six 
rollicking girls. Attention is called to the fact that matinees 

are now given daily at the Orpheum. 

* * * 

The original Alpine family, the original Gaiety Girls, the 
Clin" Deane Company and Al. Jolson, are making things merry 
for the people who are visiting the Chutes Theatre these days. 

The "Strollers"' have received a generous welcome at the new 
American Theatre. Teddy Webb and Aida Hemmi are making 
new conquests at every recurring performance. The manage- 
ment has been especially successful in securing a bunch of un- 
usually pretty and shapely girls for the chorus. 

* * * 

"Mignon" was presented by the Lambardis on Thursday night 
to a fashionable and enthusiastic audience at the Central Thea- 
tre. Matilde Campaiiori, Adelina Tromben, Olinto Lambardi, 
Luigo Bergami, Attilio Salvenosehi, and Maria Millon, was the 
all-star cast for the evening. Luisa Cimini gave some harp 
solos that evoked much applause, and this was especially so iu 
the prelude to "Lucia." The Lambardis continue in strong 
popular favor. 

Marit Wainwright, with Isabel Irving'! Company at the 

\ ivelty Theati 

• » • 

Wainwright is especially successful in the interpreta- 
tion of the role ol Elizabeth Raffleton in "Susan in Search of 
a Husband" at the NoYelty Theatre. The famous actress tends 

great dignity to the magnificent cast of the 

« • • 

The League of the ( roes band will have a benefit at the 
Dreamland Wink on Thursday evening, February 7th. The 
immense popularity of the o M,lU 

thai the great hall will be crowded with those that are friends 
he hand, as well as by 1" ' l * 

fifty pieci ins for the pleasure of the 

multitude, and moi ; "° 

used to replace the uniforms and music burned on the fateful 

18th day of April 

• * * 

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| the ,„-.: ul production of "The 

,." will be SB n herein the near future. This will be S 
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young and old. 

* * * 

The second and last week of Isabel Irving's engagement com- 
- Sunday night at the Novelty Theatre. Star, company 

and production are one and all exceptional hits. 

* * * 

Creston Clarke will be an early attraction here. 

* 4 * 

Madge Carr Cook in "Mrs. Wigga of the Cabbage Patch," is 

* * * 

Jessie [sett, in "Susan in Search of a Husband," gives 8 stai 
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* • * 

The new Van .Yess Theatre will he ready for OCCUpanCJ 

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* * * 

Eugene Cowles, the splendid American basso, who was at the 
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January 26, 190? 

"Not long ago, a young actor who was playing in a piece with 
me in Vermont had to effect a stage rescue by leaping into an 
imaginary river. By some mischance the mattress upon which 
he was to have broken his fall was not in position, and as the 
actor jumped down into the supposed raging flood, he struck 
the hard floor with a bump that resounded through the house. 
Before the titter could grow into a roar of laughter, the heroic 
ictor, aching in every bone, shouted, 'Heavens, the water's 

The Supreme Court of the United States has just handed 

down a decision confirming the judgment of the California 
Supreme Court in the case of the East Central Eureka Mining 
Company and others, plaintiffs in error, against the Central 
Eureka Mining Company. This was a case of a defendant 
holding under a mineral patent against a plaintiff, the holder 
of an agricultural patent to quiet title to the mineral ledge 
underlying the farm of the plaintiff. 

Mine. Lina Abarbanell, who plays the chief role in "The 
Student King,"' celebrated her twenty-fifth birth-day last week. 
She was presented with a piano which cost the members of her 
company fifteen hundred dollars. 

Novelty Theatre 



Hi Miiir.i„y. BUBKL irvimj. In Jerome K. 

Mr. Richard Harding Davis sailed for South Africa on Satur- 
day last after a final conference with Mr. Henry W. Savage -~. -. 
anent the light opera in which Mr. Raymond Hitchcock will KJVplfieUfYYl 
make his reappearance as a musical star. 

Beginning Bui I Nlghfc — nd : "" !"-' week. Mi 

Jerome'a comedy slices. 


Oat r.f tli-' mosl delightful play- ntll lioro in ninny somen* 
Prices 2.V I 

I [.[.!> ST . REAR FILI.MMR,: 

At the MacDoDough ; in Oakland, the Edward E. Salter Com- 
pany is presenting the people with melodrama, under the titly 
of "The Convict's Daughter," to fair houses. This will be 
followed by "Buster Brown/' 

Week beginning Sunday BUtlneO, January 27. Motinee every day. 


Alfred Kclcy ft Co. : 'Naddox and Helrin; The [«takana; Cbrfi Smith; and two .lohn»on». La«1 
week of Warren ond Blanclmnl : K. Ed^ar Atchit-.n-Wy ; Muriel-- Mid Millay: nnd »i| Nye ati'l six 
rollicking girl*; nen Kotlon Picture*. 

Price*— Eve ii inRi, 10c. 2.V. 60ft 76c; box wni.. 11.00 HatlntM, 10c. Kftcand 80c. 
Phone ffwl (WOO 

At Ye Liberty, "The Lady of Lyons," that charming old ColOUidl ThedtTe 

favorite, has the boards. This will be followed, beginning 
Monday, by "Old Heidelberg." 


cTWARTIN F. KURTZIG, President and (^Manager 

"The Queen's Lace Handkerchief" is drawing the crowds to 
Idora these days. Manager Bishop is doing well in all theatri- 
cal ventures in Oakland, and he is to be complimented in the 
artistic perfection of all his productions. The attention to de- 
tail that has always characterized his work is what makes any- 
thing that has the stamp of "direction of H. W. Bishop," popu- 

* * * 

On the 23d was the opening, in San Francisco, of the Colis- 
seum, at the Park Panhandle and Baker, Fell and Oak streets. 
Immense throngs selected the beautiful evening for a visit to 
the new temple of pleasure, and the management did not in any 
way disappoint its patrons. The Tea Garden is a great attrac- 
tion to the fair sex and their escorts. The Colisseum is bound 
to be an immense success. 


One of the Los Angeles weeklies publishes the following item 
about Mr. Hearst's right-hand man in the Angel City: 

Uncle Heine Loewenthal, who "superintends" the Examiner, 
has his own opinions on the value of union labor support. The 
Examiner, you know, has been boycotted or denounced, or some- 
thing equally fearsome, by the building trades. A friend of mini; 
who knows Uncle Heine, tells me that when the building trades 
boycott ^or denunciation was communicated to the "superin- 
tendent" that gentleman commented somewhat in this wise: 
"Dot's goot. I vant de Dimes to pooblish dot. I tink dey villi 
If dey do, 't's wort fifvdy dousand dollars to us in advertising.'' 
Lovely sentiments these for the personal representative in Los 
Angeles of William Randolph Hearst, the apostle of trades un- 
ionism, and the peerless champion of the holy cause of labor that 
labors with its mouth! "Vort fifvdy tousand dollars," eh? 

.James L. Flood, Jr., the only son of James L. Flood the 

well known millionaire, died on Wednesday last, on the train 
just south of San Francisco, as he was being brought up from 
the family home at Menlo, to be operated upon for appendicitis 
He was in charge of a prominent surgeon at the time, and his 
lather and mother were with him. His strength gave out on the 
journey, and although everything possible was done for him that 
science could suggest, he expired. He was only four years or 
age, a manly little child whose life was full of great promise 
Ihe greatest sympathy is expressed for both Mr. and Mr," 
Flood in their sad bereavement. 

——The Palace Hotel is now the center of attraction when 
luncheon and dinner is to be discussed. 

Monday night nn.l all next week. Hie VIOLA ALLUN mtASUTlZATION of F. 
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'ADONIS.' 1 the Court . 

Evenings 25c. 'jOc. 75c. »1«»> -Saturday and Sunday matiote* I">c urn! JOc- Wo-lntiday bargain 
matinees. All reserved seats 25ft Branch ticket offlu, h ihlcrft Chnso's, Sutter and Franklin SH 




Skating carnival, Thursday evening, February 
7th for the benefit of the League of the Cross 
Band— Fifty pieces — to replace uniforms and 
music destroyed by the late fire. 
7:30 to 1 1 p. m. 

Admission 20 cents Skates 25 cents 



to 12, 



Skates 25c 


to 5, 



" 25c 


to 10:30, 



" 25c 





This week the original Zarrow, Traviolo and 
Grey, comedy and trick cyclists— a sensational 

Evening performance 9:30 p. m. 
Saturday and Sunday matinee 3:30 p. m. 
Admission 25c 
Skating 7:30 to 10:30 p. m. 25c 

The handsomest equipped skating rink in the 
United States. 


R. H. Pease, President 

Have Returned lo Their Old Home, Where They Were Located Before ihe Fire. 

5?3-579 Market. Street,, near Second 

Tel. Temporary 1788 

January 26, 1907. 




"And books, we know 
Are a substantial world, both pure and good. 
Bound these, with tendrils strung as flesh and blood 
Our pastime and oar happiness will grow." 

— Wordsworth. 

If W. C. Morrow had never accomplished anything else in his 
literary career, the fact that Charles Dull' Stuart is his pupil 
were glory enough. "Gasa Grande" is like a breath from the 
hills; it is a sweetly interesting story, and the characters are 
well studied. The local color is as true as the brush of a Thad, 
Welsh or a Keith. The clean-cut character of Miller, the splen- 
did womanhood of Belle, and the socially veneered doctor's wife, 
together with the geniality of the doctor himself and the blunt, 
honesty of Bailey, the sheriff, are parts of a line and natural 
stage setting. "Casa Grande'' should make its author famous, 
for it is a truthful story of olden California, and lull of inter- 
est for the reader of novels, qo matter where In 1 may be found. 

Henry Holt & Co., New York. 

Eden Philpotis and Arnold Bennett have written a greal 
story in "Doubloons." These two gentlemen are -the easiest 
and smoothest of writers ii has been the pleasure of the reviewer 
to peruse in the many volumes that have come under his notice 
Irian day to day. 'I lie story holds the attention of the reader 
from the firs! page i" the last, and the talc i- one of vraisem- 
brable adventure. \ broken down young man is the hero of the 
story, and in unraveling the meshes of a detective atoryj thsi 
has more merit than half of the output of Conan Doyle, is its 
burden, light as nir. 

McClure, Phillips .V Co., New York. 

* * * 

The man who wrote the book called "Jonathan Upglade" i- 

the innsl successful mi. i I mi v. II.- 

also several other unmentionable things, the mildef 
which he may he accounted (judging in b - works), the i 
uncomfortable bene i. To hold the sentiments thai 

expressed in Jonathan i pglade and live in this wicked world, 
touching elbows with the terrible people who live and lu- 
lls air. must I- ile an. I nei ve i ai Dg tria I 
hoped that when Wilt ml Earl Chase, the anther, develops his 
pin-feathers mi" wings, and finds In- way to the abode of the 
rleavenlj Father, he will not immediately find fault with the 
celestial i .ici's department I. halo hap 
I,, i. 

mi Ins harp came from a feline who '■' : tor the us 

purpose o og its mus i hap- 

on the food we cat. the description i 

ami a shrimp at heme boiled alive 

in the ' i'- ..: an anchoriti or an anchovy, \l- ■ 
lai ly sympathetic when ii com 

Published by the author, Madison, W 

* « * 

The hundredth anniversary of the birth 
I . m .:- i, and I ' 

A Company will mark this occasion with a 
Recollections and l 
Captain I Pi rhaps 

of the a 

oifl of his real chai f bis 

life in the form of hi- and chile 

book has alien. 1\ passed through seven editions in the V 
States, and on lition in Kngland. 

Blakes Book Store 

Now at 


Sybil Mary, Countess of Westmoreland, whose name is now 
mentioned in connection with that of William "Waldorf Astor 
in London, is the sister of the Earl of Rosslyn, himself quite a 
bit of a Bohemian. An actor, soldier and newspaperman, he 
has had quite an experience. He is not altogether unknown to 
tin American public, his wife, an actress named Anna Robin- 
son, being a Minneapolis girl. They were married in 1905, he 
having been divorced from his present wife. The Rosslyn title 
does not carry much in the way of landed wealth. Rosslyn Cas- 
tle, about fourteen miles from Edinburgh town, is little more 
than an historic ruin, its principal utility being as a show place: 
admission is charged at the rate of one shilling a head. The 
chief object of interest in the place is what is known as the 
"Apprentice Pillar" in the old chapel. This pillar, at the time 

of the en. ii if (he chapel, was left in an unfinished condition 

by the builder, who wished to decorate its capital after a Floren- 
tine design, ami left for Florence to copy the original he wished 
in follow. While away, his apprentice concluded t<> put on a 

aishing I ihes himself, the sight of which so enraged his 

npon In- return thai lie promptly beheaded the forward 
youth ami placed hi- head on the column. From that day \n 
this, it has been known around the country side a- the "Pren- 
1'itlar." and as rach i- an object of curiosity to the ubi- 
quitous tourist ami globe-trotter. The Duchess of Suth 
is a sister el' the Countess of W< ad. It might be added 

he Earl's brother, the Bon. Alexander I". St. Clair-Ei 
wa- married in 1902 in Mis- Winifred Miller el' California. 

Belated I 

| i on the n 


always .-rally 




Direct from Lyons. France, to the house of 
Taft & Pennoyer has come a magnificent display 
of ni ivelty chiffi >n grenadines. The design? are 
novel and exquisite and prominent among the 
new colorings i^ the strikingly beautiful crow's 
wing blue. S2.50 to J4.50 a YARD. 

5** irv display in Broadway window. 


A January clean-out at absolute cost or less. 

An assemblage of Children's Sailors that were priced to $1.50 
— Special 50c. 

One selection of about ISO Ready-to-Wears, priced to $3.50 
—Special 50c. 

A very desirable lot of desirable shapes in untrimmed hats 
— Special 25c each. 


Pure Irish Linen Wedding and Note Paper, with envelopes to 
match. Two sizes — regular 25c value. 

SPEC I \l THIS t\EEK. 13c IB. PACK \GT. 

Envelopes to Match above. Special 10c package, 3 for 25c. 


Three good numbers — Fine grade of 5-inch French Taffeta 
Ribbon, broken colors; worth 60c. SPECIAL 35c Yd. 

A lot of good, all-silk Taffeta Ribbons. 6 inches wide, worth 75c. 
SPECIAL 50c Yd. 

Changeable Taffeta, with wide satin edge ; 5 inches wide ; good 
colors; worth $1.00. SPECIAL 65c Yd. 

Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland, Gal. 


January 36, 190T 

The Passing of a 
Prominent Mim r. 

Bonanza Strike in 
Mohawk Ground. 

Captain Samuel T. Curtis, one of the 
old-time Comstock Superintendents >>i 
the Bonanza epoch, died in Goldfield re- 
cently at the age of eighty-five. Vers 
little has been said of his demise, notwithstanding the fact thai 
as far as ability was concerned. Curtis was one of the most com- 
petent men who ever filled the position of superintendent on the 
lode, and for many years he drew a salary which mounted well 
up into thousands'of dollars monthly. Of an independent, out- 
spoken character, Curtis managed to fall into disfavor with some 
of the powers-that-be, and he finally severed his connection with 
the Comstock. For vears his services were in much request as a 
mining expert, a position for which he was eminently fitted and 
his record in' his profession was highly favorable. . 'While he 
made much money from the high fees he received, he died com- 
paratively poor, owing to bad investments in the speculative 
market. " For some time before his death. Captain Curtis was 
engaged in writing up his reminiscences of mining on the Corn- 
stock for a firm of publishers, which should prove interesting 
reading, coming from such a well-informed source. About a 
year ago, he went to reside in Goldfield, where he died. 

From all appearances, another bonanza 
section of Mohawk ground has been 
struck in No. 1 lease, held by the Scully, 
Norton Company. Some weeks ago a 
stringer carrying values of $400 in gold was encountered in the 
shaft just as'it passed through the wash into the blue porphyry. 
This stringer was not followed, as the owners preferred to con- 
tinue sinking the shaft until it attains a depth of 250 feet, a 
distance of 30 feet remaining to be covered. From that station 
a drift will be run. Sulphides are now coming in the bottom 
of this shaft, and values are steadily and rapidly increasing in 
value. The rock that is now being lifted is said to be ore to 
all intents and purposes. 

Two new banks for San Francisco. 
Banks Still Piling Up. to be known as the West Side Bank 
and tin- North Beach Bank, respec- 
tively, were organized during the week. The incorporators 
of the institutions are the same, the personnel of the board of 
directors of each bank being R. H. Adams of Berkeley, E. A. 
Essig of Oakland, and M. O'Brien of Oakland. The West Side 
Bank is to have a capital of $25,000, fully subscribed, and the 
North Beach Bank the same amount, of which $500 has been 
subscribed. What inducement these people can see for small 
banks like these on this side of the bay it. is difficult to divine. 
The capitalization might be big enough for Oakland or Ber- 
keley, but San Francisco banks operate on a much broader scale, 
and has institutions now quite able to attend to the business of 
this community, when its population is double the size it is to- 
day. The banking business is being badly over-done here, and 
it would stand a whole lot of judicious weeding out as it is, 
among concerns which are cropping up mush-room like in all 

The market for New Nevada shares is not 
The Market for particularly interesting at present. Prices 
Mining Shares, are well maintained under a demand which 

is not very heavy, while in some cases 
the steady feeling is due mainly to the support given from 
inside sources. It is noticeable, however, that upon every ad- 
vance in prices there is a disposition apparent to sell stocks, in- 
dicating that some people are inclined to take a profit. Some ac- 
tivity has been shown in Goldfield Colombia due to the fact that 
the management is now about to take up the work of develop- 
ment in an active manner. Reported strikes in turn put life 
into one or two of the stocks on this list, but so far none of them 
have been verified. Ohio Tonopah seems to be doing well, if 
rolling up capital on paper can be accepted as a sign of pros- 
perity. The sale of its property on a stock basis was announced 
during the week, its sis full claims and some fractions having 
■been conveyed to the West End Company for a consideration of 
200,000 shares of the West End Company, which will eventually 

be divided among the Ohio shareholders, should they vote at a 
coming meeting to ratify the bargain. Besides this, the Ohio 
Company will deed to an Eastern company its Logan property 
near Virginia City. This company is known as the South Corn- 
stock mines, operating the old Como District. In consideration 
the Ohio is to receive lor the transfer of the Logan ground 
1,950,000 shares of the South Comstock Company. As tips 
-lock is said to hove a market value of 30 cents a share, and 
the West End is valued at $2 per share, it is calculated that the 
1,500,000 shares of the Ohio company are worth in the neigh- 
borhood of $985,000, or a fraction over 65 cents a share. Here 
is some picii\ clever financing. At a meeting of the Ohio share- 
holders on February 3d, the stockholders of the company will 
decide what, they will do with the stock. At latest accounts, 
( )hio was quoted at from 20 to 22 cents per share. A $300,000 
smelter is being planned for Goldfield, which will prove a valu- 
able acquisition. Outside of the listed stocks of this camp, a 
number of interesting strikes have been reported of late. One 
of these, on the No. 1 lease on Mohawk ground, is considered 
of more than ordinary importance. The stock of those lease- 
holds, which promise so well, is not listed, and the bulk of it is 
in the bands of people who are more interested in the develop- 
ment of the mines than they are in a stock deal. The Comstock 
market did not create much interest during the week. Business 
in these shares was very tame, with prices generally steady. 

The Spring Valley Water Company, if 
To Enter Context all reports an' true, is about to cuter the 
for Water Supply, field as a competitor of the Bay Cities 
Water Company, ami the backers of the 
Hetch Hetehy scheme in Tuolumne County in the contest about 
to take place lor the sale of a water supply to this city. A 
Sierra water supply will be included in the proposition, to- 
gether with the local reservoirs and plant. No bonds will be 
issued in this case, the Spring Valley being satisfied to accept 
pay out of the monthly receipts of the city from consumers. The 
claim will likely be urged that the plan to be proposed will en- 
able the city to supply consumers, both domestic and municipal, 
with water of the purest quality at a much less cost than at 
present, permitting the acquirement of a surplus sufficient to 
pay oil' both principal and interest in large monthly payments. 
Dawson advices say that two important office 
New Alaskan rules have just been laid down in the Gold 
Minimi Rules. Commissioner's Department relative to the 
privilege extended under section 21 of the 
Yukon placer mining act recently put in force. One rule is, 
that any one using two powers of attorney, as provided in tic 
code, will not be permitted to record under the regulations un- 
less outfitted for an expedition of at least three months. Th.' 
second rule is, that no man staking witli powers of attorney will 
be allowed tlie discovery claim unless there is gold discovered on 
the claim. When a man slakes a claim alone, he does not have 
to find gold. In respect to staking when there is no power oi 
attorney held, the code simply says that a man locating the lir>i 
claim on any stream, bench or bar may locate 1500 feet. In 
speaking of staking with a power of attorney, the section read* 
that a man shall lie allowed to locate on any stream with powe i 
of attorney on which he makes a discovery. 










$ 387,728.70 







































Francis Cutting, Geo. N. O'Brien 

Vice-President Cashier 

January 26, 1907. 



In the suit of William H. Daily 
Daily Beaten in Court, and the Pacific ('nasi Smelting ami 
Refining Company vs. Sir Christo- 
pher Furness, Frank P. Deering, the Copper King, Limited, and 
Wellington Gregg, Jr., has resulted in a judgment by default in 
favor of Wellington Gregg, Jr., as grantee of the Copper, Lim- 
ited, and the owner in fee simple absolute of these lands. Daily, 
whose mismanagement of the Copper King Company gained 
him much unenviable notoriety, had the audacity to claim the 
ownership of the smelter which had been built by the Copper 
King Company's money while he was one of its salaried em- 
ployees. Fie subsequently deeded the property back to the com- 
pany, and a decree will now be entered to the effect that these 
deeds, signed and acknowledged by Daily in February and May, 
1900, were valid and conveyed the lands described therein, in- 
cluding the smelter, to the Copper King Company. The court 
also orders that Daily and the company convey the lands to 
Gregg within thirty days by a quit claim deed, and also allows 
costs against them. The property is near Bay Point in Contra 
Costa County, within a short distance of this city. 

The certificate of an increase of the 
Its Capital Increased, capital stock of the Fireman's Fund 
Insurance Company from $1,000,- 
to $1,600,000, was filed with the County Clerk during the week. 
By this means the company, which suffered severely during the 
fire, will be in a position to rehabilitate itself in good style. Al- 
ready the policy-holders have been paid back 50 per cent of their 
losses, and have paid them the other 50 per cent in stock at 
par value. Settlement for the ."ill per cent is also to be made 
from time to time, until it is fully paid off. The company, 
which has been doing business here since L863 has been very 
popular, and the hope is generally expressed thai it will be, 
before long, as prosperous as il was when overtaken bj an almosl 
overw helming catastrophe. 

'I i the Venture Mining I lompany, of 

Quite icddental, London, one of the large mining I - 

of Course, panics of the world is unostental ih 

operal ing near • loldfteld, was discovere I 
on New Year's i\:iy in a strange mannei ay* the Qoldfield New -. 
The discovery was made by Qoldfield p Last March 

they located three CODpei ell < ■ miles 

northwest of the month of Tule Canyon. On \ew year's day 
they made another visit to their property, and found man] 
buildings and men engaged at work thereon. I le in- 

quiries of the manager, and found the I i pany 

had by some error fa eloping their property. N ow a law- 

- 8 on the tapis. 

The New York Stock Exch 

Mining Favored on about decided to lis! the shares of 

mining companies, for the benefil of 

nail. ms who are now la 

where their large and growing portanl branch 

oi speculation. Only the shai timate mining compai 

will lie accepted, 'fins can be taken as a straw showing how the 

wind blows. About the time the* sted, it ma 

expected that the crusade in the i nst mining in- 

tments will cease. A hope m« that oni 
local dignitaries of the local Stock and Bond Exchange maj 

lit to conic down to earth from their lofty pedestals, and take 

merest in the mining game, which, when 
quite as honorable and gentlemanly as pi 
msidered so rery highly ■ and proper. 

The been the 

.1 p of attt en Bush - 

Miniti.j I ■ on the - 

merger. Mergw oi no 

advancing on merit, and although not publicly annoui 
d authority that qui; 

red out in the mine. It may n< 

known, but the Iv 
and I 


in a little 





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Business on the local Stock and Bond Exchange during the 
week has been quiet and devoid of features. A lower range of 
prices was quoted in United Eailroads, but not to amount lo 
much. Associated Oil sold also at a decline, with sugars quoted 
at an advance. Alaska Packers was in demand at improved 

* * * 

Two new companies have, it is said, been lately organized in 
New York to operate on the Comstock Lode in Nevada. The 
Lucky Leonards, Limited, has undertaken the building of an 
elctiic trolley line through the Comstock (Sutro) Tunnel, 
and will also erect a reduction plant at. the mouth of the tunnel. 

* * * 

The report of the Trustees of the State Mining Bureau and 
State Mineralogist, covering the fiscal years ending June 30, 
1905-1906, has just been issued. It contains the report of 
State .Mineralogist L. E. Anbury, and the financial statement, 
showing the receipts and expenditures, covering the period nien- 
I. in his report, Mr. Anbury Bays that the mining indus- 
try in California was never more prosperous than at the present 
time, 'the mining of structural and industrial substances is 
particularly active. 

* * * 

The San Fran isco Stock and Exi hange Board has, it is said, 

agreed to lease tor a ter I fifteen years a board room and 

offices, to lie constructed for its accommodation in a handsome 

new building to I rected on the Spreckels lot on Bush street, 

.just weel oi the premises am occupied bj the brokers. The 
of the new board room as planned is 60x64 feet. 


Earner's Weekly for January 19th contains an article on 
ipanese school question which -hows how impossible it is 
for a New Yorker to grasp in a few mi in this city or 

State the condition of public sentiment on any given public 
topic. The same weakness and lack of capability is shown 
when a man north of Mason and Dixon's line endeavors I 
UBS the negro question in the South. The writer m Harper's 
hinks the whole .lap. ha- arisen because the people 

out here arc descendents of the early gold hunters, "who hated 
i;iw and order," and were "the fiercest adventurers in 
flic old mining spirit that wa- once rampant 1 
still our leading inspiration. And it is due to that fact that 
there is any objection to .1 ending the public -. 

Dennis Kearney . and held forth as a prominent 

. itizeti of this town to-day. and as one of its most fitting montli- 
. and it appears that the people of 8 e are ruled 

entirely by violent agitators, labor unions and anarchists. It 
- to he regretted that one Eastern papei had the en- 

terpri-i itive here, or to employ a correspond- 

ent who could g r, truthful and con, 



Is what you want if you have any Silverware to be repaired— any 
Plating, Gilding, Engraving or Enameling. 


Ac 1624 California. Near Van Ness. 
There you may deal direct with the factory. Any Solid Silverware 
that passed through the fire of which there is a fragment left^ may be 
perfectly restored. Trophies, Presentation pieces, tea sets, hand- 
wrought silverware of every desenption a specialty. 



January 19, 190r 

The Senator from Oakland. Frank Leavitt, has introduced 
a resolution into that bod}- asking for permission for the Com- 
mittee on Banking and Insurance to employ for consultation 
purposes "insurance experts." The news conveyed is. that it 
is desired to obtain from the experts their opinions as to what 
legislation is needed along insurance lines. Judging from the 
amount and character of the insurance bills proposed by the 
members of both houses, there should not be any difficulty in 
finding right there all the expert insurance ability that could 
be reasonably required. 

The idea is a wise one, and it should be carried out, and could 
not fail to be of benefit. The various commercial bodies, the 
various attorneys now before the courts trying insurance cases, 
the insurance commissioner and the fire insurance board, each 
and all of them would be valuable, and since each has its own 
point to make, the matter should be accomplished without any 

great difficulty or expense to the State. 

* * * 

In the case recently tried before Judge Hosmer in this city, 
the title of which was Walters versus the Williamsburgh City 
Fire Insurance Company, the court virtually ruled that the 
company having in its policy of insurance an earthquake clause 
worded like the clause of the company in question, was not libei. 
The ruling was made in favor of the company on a motion to 
strike out an affidavit. At the same time, the ruling throws on 
the company the burden of proof as to the cause of the loss. 
It is understood, of course, that the case will be appealed to the 
higher courts. 

* * * 

General Agent Lenehan, of the Phenix of Brooklyn, has in- 
structed all the Phenix agents in this field to hereafter report 
direct to Chicago. Whether this action will apply to this State 
or not is not at this writing known definitely. However, it 
would hardly pay for the company to maintain a department 
here for the reporting of California business. The Phenix is 
among the large carriers in the United States, and the depart- 
ment will be missed. It weakens the position of San Francisco 
as an insurance center a great deal. 

* * * 

Mr. E. 0. Piper, who, during the settlement of the losses erf 
the American of Boston, which company later went into the 
hands of a receiver, and against which a San Francisco attor- 
ney brought proceedings to have the receivership set aside, has 
been given another position. He is to have the secretaryship of 

the Rhode Island Fire, a new company just being organized. 

* * * 

It is reported that the Milwaukee Mechanics, which, with an 
agreement between its loss claimants and itself, paid sixty-five 
or seventy per cent of its adjusted claims accruing in the con- 
flagration, ordered all its California business cancelled and the 
return pro rata premium paid the assured prior to the close of 
the year. 

* * * 

The American of Newark is to open a separate department m 
the Western Union field. Mr. Sheldon will still be Western 
manager. The Security of New Haven will work on alone here- 
after under the management in that field of Mr. Jamee \. 
Dagger, who has heretofore been Illinois special for both com- 
panies while they operated together. 

* * * 

The new member of the Fire Insurance Commission is Mr. 
T. H. Goodman, and the new President is Martin Bollo. 

* * * 

The thirty-first annual meeting of the Fire Underwriters' As- 
sociation of the Pacific was held in the board rooms at the ferry 
building, January 15th and 16th. The papers read were above 
the average, and the attendance was large. The programme was 
as follows : 

Report of Secretary and Treasurer ; report of Executive Com- 
mittee; President's address. Papers — "Some Facts and Fig- 
ures," William Maris; "Water Supplies for Large Cities," 8. 

G. Hyde; "The Present Fire Hazard of San Francisco," Adam 
Gilliland; "Effect of Fire on Class 'A' Buildings," George N. 
Robertson: "As Others See Us," a letter from New York, Ed- 
ward F. Beddall; "Simple Electrical Inspections," G. A. R. 
Heuer; "The People vs. Insurance Companies — Argument for 
the Defense, Judge Horsesense." 1!. W|. Osborn; "Class 'A' 
Construction from the Standpoint of the Architect and Struc- 
tural Engineer," W. J. Miller; "Insurance Institute Work," W. 
P. Abel; "Some Lessons from the Conflagration," F. J. Devlin. 
Report of committees; election of officers. 

The annual banquet was held on Wednesday evening, Janu- 
ary 16th, at the Palace Hotel, corner Post and Leavenworth 


* * * 

The election of the directors for the three giant life insurant!' 
companies closed the 18th of December. The commissioners 
appointed to count the votes have not as yet made public the 
returns. The gentlemen in question are drawing at the rate 
of thirty-five dollars a day as salary, and this may have some- 
thing to do with the fact of their slow action. An enterprising 
life man figures out that, taking the few votes which it is known 
is counted, and figuring that the same average will be kept up 
in the future, it will be about six years before the result is 

* * * 

In the Capitol at Albany, New York, there is a list filed by 
each company of its policy-holders, and these lists are being 
copied by an army of young women and men. The companies 
do not need to copy them, and the desire is to know who is mak- 
ing the copies and who is paying the expenses. 
'* * * 

The end of the fight has not yet been reached, and if the 
"in- get the control of any one of the three companies, it will 
result in about the same thing as now — the bills will have to be 
paid from the premiums received. 

The plan, as adopted, to count the ballots voted, is to arrange 
them according to the section from which they were voted, and 
according to the classified lists in the possession of the company. 
The commissioners make the announcement that the count will 
be pushed as rapidly as possible, and that a large force of expert 

accountants and experienced men have been employed. 

* * * 

The firm of Christensen, Edwards & Goodwin, representing 
the St. Paul Fire and Marine, the American Central Insurance 
Company and the Mercantile Fire anil Marine Insurance Com- 
pany, has been dissolved. The retiring partner is Mr. L. B. 
Edwards, and the firm continues as local managers of the same 
companies under the name of Christensen & Goodwin, it is a 
most gratifying fact that the companies named have settled all 
the claims incidental on the settlements after the great lire 
u hie. id a single lawsuit, and as far as the News Letter hae been 
able to discover, without a single word of dissatisfaction from 
any honest claimant. 

Governor Hughes has started a Presidential boom for 

himself, but he didn't know he was doing it. lie is not a favor- 
ite of Roosevelt, but he is believed in and trusted by all parties. 


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January 36. 1907. 




With front majestic o'er his fellows lifted, 

Three hundred years he watched the dawn come in, 

Turn its long lances on the night-mists drifted, 
And slope by slope the world to daylight win. 

The gaunt gray figure at his vitals striking 
Seems but an infant to the ancient tree 

Whose youth looked down on grandsons of the Viking 
The rough newcomers from an unknown sea. 

He saw Winonah's wigwams careless cluster 

Where now the corn-shocks camp in ordered files, 

And heard low thunders of the bisons' muster 

Where clouds of sheep now fleck the fertile miles. 

Much, much hath passed him down the ages ranging, 
Old names of men, old towns and States and wars — 

The fields, the ways, the very earth went changing — 
He only stood — he and the steadfast stars. 

And now, alas ! low, low behind him wheeling 
Sinks the red sun lie shall not see go down, 

And his own crest, in strangest ruin reeling, 
Droops not the slowlier for its long renown. 

The woods look on in silent grief attending. 

The winds no mourning make around his stem — 
Too weak their wailing for a giant's ending — 

The oak's own downfall is his requiem. 

And now begins; his great heart-strings are breaking; 

His branches tremble; mm his might; head 
I [e stoops, ami then, the hillsidi round I bal ing, 

With whirlwind roar fall i raahing prone and dead. 

Ami watched afar by many a Crowning column 

The woodman homewai d m i >•-■ hadows run. 

And leaves behind him in the twilight solium 
Three hundred years of life ami work undone. 

— William Htrvey Woods, w 8cribner's. 


Viirht has on the earth descended, 

All around is silence de 
Sloop, mv darling. I am with tl 

p a calm and peaceful sloop ! 

Unto songs there is an end, dear: 

I shall sing thee none to-night 
Sleep in peace, oh. deep on sweetly, 

Long as sloop thou canst, m\ light I 

In our native fields aforetime 

Wondrous BongB we need to sing. 
Improvising them in gardens 

Turning green with early spring. 

Whet ilfodils and m\ 

Stately palms upreaiv.1 their height, 
uoss troos spread wide their brain! 
Splendid roses blossomed bright. 

lint those notes are hushed and - 

Ruined now our Zion 1 
Mourning sounds instead of singing; 
but sighs. 

All thou needs must know, my darling. 

Of our nation's piteous plight. 
Thou will learn, and weep for sorrow 
v mother light. 

I why now in vain disturb th- 
ai slumber last 
Until over thee, mj 

The dark day of rain hath pas 

mm thr i: 'I. 6_¥ Alice 


The News Letter has been hammering away so long at that 
terrible fraud known as Liquozone thai it was hoped that the 
snake was dead. It has re-appeared, and it has eliminated a 
number of lies in its advertising in the hope of escaping prose- 
cution. Not satisfied with dealing out to a credulous public a 
highly injurious article as a remedy for certain ills, it makes no 
scruple in its new advertising to use the name of an honest 
Fieneh doctor. It uses the name of Doctor Pouchet, and it is 
stated that Doctor Pouchet is the head chemist of the Academy 
of Medicine of Paris, and that he is chief of the Board of Health 
of Paris. 

Doctor Pouchet denies that he has ever recommended Liquo- 
zone to anybody for any disease whatever. He says that he is 
not the head chemist for the Academy of Medicine of Paris, 
but that he is a simple member of the academy, and that he 
is working in the laboratory as an ordinary chemist. In addi- 
tion, Doctor Pouchet has made the statement that he has never 
been President of the Board of Health of Prance. It is not at 
all astonishing that a parcel of adventurers, who are foisting 
sulphuric or sulphurous acid on the public as a remedial agent, 
snould lie about the statements of a respectable member of the 
medical fraternity, but the marvel is, that they should have 
been so obtuse as to select a man who is actually alive and trot- 
ting around about his business, ready at all times to deny their 
statements in his respect. It shows up the Liquozone people 
as poor blunderers in the gentle art of lying. 

The Hotel Rafael has attracted a great deal of attention 

this winter, owing to the fact that conditions in San Francisco 
have born unpleasant, and the patronage, because of this, has 
been of a very gratifying character. The club house has been 
a great attraction to the guests, the billiard and card rooms 
and the bowling alleys always have bad a happy contingent of 
patrons. The handsome club house is very popular with the 
guests, as meals are served at all hours. lie Bote] Rafael is 
l In' place for a week's end outi 

Swain's Baker] is the meeting place for women folk. 

The location, 1111-1113 P ivailable from all sec- 

of the city. A splendid grill Bervice at moderate 

Sehlitz and Wurtzbut ht. Swain's telephone 
is Emergency 158. 

Best* Buy in Alameda 


Price $1250 

104 FEET 


Splendid Gore. Suitable tor Residence or busi- 
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Right on the line of the new South- 
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January 26, 1907. 


Everything is show with the automobilists of San Francisco 
at the present time. In fact, there has been but few sales re- 
ported since the show became a fact. That the event will be a 
success is now assured. The drawing for position has taken 
place, and all the dealers to a man are satisfied. The show 
committee will spend something in the neighborhood of $10,- 
000, while fie dealers individually will spend fully that mucli 
more, and with what the public will spend it will make over 
$50,000 that will be put into circulation. 

The Automobile Club of California will make the show a 
social event. From the way it has been taken up, there will be 
a lot of dress seen every evening that the show is opened. 
Special arrangements have been made for the comfort of those 
arriving in their own cars and carriages. There will be police 
and porters at the entrance, and the vehicles will line up along 
Fell street until wanted, and their number is announced. It 
will remind one of the opera from the calling of the carriages 

and automobiles. 

* * * 

The demonstrating of cars will be a feature of the show. 
They are to be lined up along the Baker street entrance in a 


* * * 

What the city needs is a little more activity on the streets by 
the Board of Public Works. At the present time the condition 

of Golden Gate avenue to Fillmore street is a crying shame. 
There has been more automobiles sent to the repair shop by 
being forced to travel over this bit of highway than any other 
cause. The dealers have been to see the officials, and all that 

they have received has been promises. 

* * * 

The cold snap of the last week put a crimp in the automobile 
sport. The most enthusiastic found it more comfortable to stav 
in doors near a cozy fire and let his automobile rest in the gar- 
age. Last Sunday, however, turned out to be an ideal day, and 
what a rush there was for a ride. Every garage in the city re- 
ported that all the machines, including those for hire, were on 
the road. 

* * * 

The latest scheme in the East is European tours in hired car3. 
A firm in New York has a large number of machines which they 
have sent over, and a number of American cars which they are 
going to put in the rent service. Another proposition is a tour 
of American cars sent over under a guide. The latter scheme 
is taken up by the builders. 

* * * 

There is one thing that should be done during the show week, 
and that is, there should be an automobile association formed 
of the owners of automobiles. It should be a State organization 
formed on purely a protective basis. Every large city of the 
State has its individual club, and these clubs should come to- 
gether at that time in one body. The annual meeting of this 
association should be held yearly at some one of the shows. Such 
an organization with the Automobile Dealers' Association of 
California, and the Dealers' Association of Los Angeles, would 
be able to accomplish many things which are impossible at the 
present time. Such a force working at election times would bo 
a winning factor, and one which every one who hoped for elec- 
tion would have to consider. It would be a political body with 



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Jandaey 26, 1907. 

but one object, good roads first and foremost, and justice, to the 
automobile owner. That is all that the enthusiast asks, and if 
he was to get it, life would be one sweet dream. 
•* * * 

The annual meeting of the Automobile Club of California, 
which will be held next month, will be one of the most important 
ever held by the club. The policy as adopted at that time will 
govern the future of the sport. At the present time, the club 
holds a peculiar position. Those interested in the game are like 
a lot of thoroughbreds at the barrier waiting for it to go up. The 
officers of the club hold the cord, and if they send them away to 
a good start, there will be nothing to the future of automobiling 
in California. There is more enthusiasm at the present time 
than ever before, and if it is let into the carbureter of good 
work with the right kind of a mixture, and the spark well ad- 
vanced, there will be records made that are likely to put the 
State in the future in the fore of all others in the union. 

The Mitchell Motor Car Company has issued one of the most 
attractive 1907 catalogue that has reached the coast. It is a 
work of art, and an attraction to any library. 

Probably the first 1906 motor car to have gasoline in its tank 
was the Packard. Before the executive staff of the Packard 
Motor Car Company left Detroit for the automobile show in 

Madison Square Garden, New York, it had been treated to rides 
in the first Packard of the 1906 model. This, after it came from 
the experimental room, was started on trips of many hard miles 
over the rough road of experience. It is a four-cylinder car. 
* * * 

The Los Angeles Automobile Show. 

Fifty-six different makes of automobiles are represented at the 
Los Angeles show by thirty-six firms. Report from New York 
has it that forty firms exhibited at the great show there, so ic 
will be seen that the City of Angels for once is not far behind 
Gotham. Mayor A. C. Harper opened the show with a speech, 
prefaced by touching a button that turned on the electric lights. 

"Beautiful, indeed," was his first remark, as he turned to 
speak. "This is certainly a grand sight. It is a great thing fo>- 
Mr. Morley and the automobile men to do, but we should nor, 
be surprised — Los Angeles is always doing great things. We 
should all feel mighty proud of this display. It shows what a 
great city is ours. Make yourselves at home," were his closing 
words, and the people needed no second invitation. They started 
in at the first booth, where they learned about the way to insure 
an automobile, and passed right along viewing the many types 
of cars, 'and listening to the occasional salesman who explained 
the fine points of his oar in an interesting manner. 

Every car made in America is not shown at Los Angeles, but 



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a majority of the better cars are on exhibition. Mr. Bray, the 
San Francisco manager of the Elmore, is the proudest man at 
(he show. He has the only two-eycle engine exhibited. Every 
evening the local agent and an able corps of assistants are kept 
busy explaining the valveless motor. Mr. and Mrs. George 
P. Moore are here, after a visit to the New York and Chicago 
shows. Mr. Moore will return to San Francisco immediately 
after the exhibit in Los Angeles is over, and will take up the 
matter of exhibiting on an elaborate scale at the San Francisco 
automobile exposition in February. If San Francisco is to mal« 
any kind of a showing it will have to hustle. The exposition of 
automobiles is not the main thing to worry the management. Lr, 
is a problem to make the show so attractive that the genera! 
public will be enthused by the novelty of the exhibit and its 
general artistic excellence. 

Announcement comes from the Lozier works, at Plattsburg, 
N. Y., that they will build three racing cars for the next big 
road race held in America. The plant of the Lozier Company 
is one of the largest and best equipped in the world, covering sev- 
eral hundred acres. 

* * * 

Mr. A. W. Foster, president of the California and North- 
western Railway, is growing to be a great user of motor cars. 
Ilr recently purchased a Cadillac touring car. President Fos- 
ter has done a great deal for motorists in Marin County recently. 

* * * 

There arc two hundred and sixty-five exhibitors at New York, 
of which about sixty exhibit vehicles, nearly all pleasure car- 
riages. It is the opinion of experts who viewed the show that 
while there are not so many novelties as has been the ease in 
past shows, the idea of refinement has been more closely studied 
and has resulted in good in many cases. The following statis- 
tics arc furnished by the management: There arc 119 four- 
cylinder American gasoline ears: 30 foreign and three American 
commercial. Altogether, there are ten six-cylinder cars, of which 
si\ are American ami four European. There are five two-cylin- 
der American cars, no foreign and two commercial. Shaft drive 
is almost twice as strong as chain drive, there being 112 shaft 
driven and Gl chain driven ears, 'the percentage of chain driven 
ears is greater on the foreign side of the house than on the 
American. Leaving aside the commercial vehicles, there are 
KM American shafl driven cars and ten European shaft driven 
cars, til' the chain driven cars, ■"'■'■ an' American ami 84 Euro- 
pean. Thirty-four electric pleasure cars are shown ami 11 elee- 
fcric commercials. There are ; gasoline commercial cars. Cars 
with two-cycle engines are represented by the company, which 
has always been the .me strong exponent of this < onstruction 

* * * 

Watching demonstrations on Tamashanta Bills near Phila- 
delphia, an old automobili was noticing the fitful strug- 
gles ei the overworked motors in tl to the top 

en high gear. "Ton see. this ear can do it on the high." said a 

demonstrator, who had just reached the summit before his motor 
died down, --lieu «as it that the other 6 you half-way 

up!-" asked the engine,!, "dh. he was en Becond speed," 
sniffed the demonstrator with the utmost contempt 

"And thai is what the public has driven us to." remarked the 
engineer to the bystanders. "They require a ear to go up a hill 
i he high speed, and no matter whether they arc straining 
the motor and otherwise tearing their ears to as loE 
they get tip without changing Erears they are amply satisfied. 
Buyers ate beginning to gel wise, however, that ears that will do 
bill-climbing stunts on the high gear are not always the fastest 
- en the level. If you want your motor to last and be free 
of repairs, take cars of it. Keep it turned over approximately 
at the same number of revolutions, whether it is on a level or 
on a hill. An automobile motor does net develop its h 
power at low speeds. You will get up the, hills faster if von 
will drop back to the ed : that is what the second 

! is for." 
Henrj Rawlo, general manager of the Dragon Compan 
that the hill climbing on hig 1 de- 

'i was eeonom:- 
iption and speed on the 
muallv write in rc : rial low _ 

for hi!l\ towns in order that they may ne hill elite 

buyer, and a 
ivs be sure that he is getting a demonsr ■ 
in a staii'' 

A story is told of a motorist who, being obliged to abandon 
hie car for the night in a barn having a dirt floor, was at con- 
siderable pains to drain all the water Erom the cooling system, 
and then went away firm in the conviction that even though 
tin- thermometer might drop out of sight before morning, he 
need have no fear for the safety of the machine. In the morning 
he discovered that the wheels had sunk even to the rims in the 
sell earth during the earlier hours of the evening, and then 
had frozen there. His disgust was profound and explosive. It 
required two hours of hard work with an old axe and with hot 
water lugged from the farm-house to get them clear again, and 
then he found that several sections of the tread had been torn 
oft' the shoes. Thereafter, when he had occasion to leave the 
machine under similar circumstances, he took care to stand the 
wheels on planks. 


You get a car as scientifically 
designed and as perfectly finished as if 
w the reputation of this, the greatest automobile 
establishment in the world, dependPd upon that one 
car. This painstaking care dominates to the smallest 
details of Cadillac construction — in the engine it is so 
apparent that the minutplv-accurate finish of this 
vital part has made it a signal triumph in automobile 

The Cadillac Runabout and IJght Touring Car are 
fitted, with our wonderful single-cvlinder engine, to 
which the dependability and remarkably low cost of 
maintenance of these models are chieflv attributable. 
Bv its great power, speed and hill-climbing ability, 
this engine proved itself so worthy in thousands of 
cars during the past four years that it will be used 
in 1907 practicallv without change — a fact which alone 
places the serviceablcness of this year's cars beyond 

Don't fall to get a demonstration — you will be sur- 
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Model K Runabout — 10 h. p.; neat, trim Victoria 
body; 30-Inch wheels. Model M Light Tourlnq Cai — 
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Model H — Four 
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Model G — Four- 
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January 26, 1907. 

The Great Show. 

Now that tLj great show of automobiles has opened at New 
York, and that it has proven an immense success, and that Los 
Angeles has had its fling, it behooves San Francisco to show 
what it can do in this line, and if possible eclipse Gotham in the 
way of an exhibition of the modern vehicle. 

The show at New York was more than a great success as an 
exhibition of automobiles. It was a wonderful triumph in the 
way of artistic display. Never before was Madison Square so 
beautiful, and' many who went (here simply out of curiosity and 
to note whether tlie show would be a succe&e in attracting a 
crowd, stayed on, spell-bound by the wonderful beauty of the 
scene. The best feature of the show was the immediate increase 
reported in business. Trade has been dull in New York of late, 
and up to the opening of this greal exposition. Jt showed 
marked improvement, however, immediately the doors were 
opened. It seemed as if the purchasing public had been wait- 
ing to sec the exhibit before 'making a selection of model. 
* * * 

The seventh annual automobile show opened in Madison 
Square Garden on Saturday afternoon, January 12th. The gar- 
den, in its decorations, excelled anything ever seen before. Thou- 
sands of yards of yellow cloth sludded with thirty-five thousand 
silver stars, covered every inch of the ceiling. Statues met the 
eve on every side, and in every possible place was found oil 
paintings. The general effect was grand beyond compare. 

Rustic arbors down the center of the amphitheatre and green 
carpeting in every exhibit, together with the paintings, give an 
ideal Swiss view. No artist ever painted a prettier view than 
this, and no decorator ever excelled the present job, on which 
over $50,000 was spent in decorating the building, and the 
hundreds of beautifully finished automobiles took second place 
in the minds of the people when they first entered the building. 
"Oil's" and "Ah's" were heard on every side, as the people en- 
tered the big amphitheatre, and it was many hours before the 
early comers were able to take their eyes from the decorations 
to give attention to the motor ears. The transformation of the 


has not run 1000 miles as yet. For sale by 
owner who just bought the 1907 model. 

HOVEY BOUSHEY CO. 411-419 Golden Gate Ave. 

garden into such a bower of beauty was the work of months of 
preparation in several places in New York. No ears wen' ever 
exhibited under such conditions before, and the immense at- 
tendance was the result. That all records have been broken m 
the mallei- of business is certain. 

Entering the front door, the spectator finds wide aisles ex- 
tending to the right and to the left, with none but gasoline au- 
tomobiles exhibited on the main floor, and in the. first gallery. 
Opening upon this firsl gallery are two more narrower galleries, 
m which are exhibited the sundries and automobile accessories. 
The basement is tilled, as is also the concert hall and the restau- 
rant, to the right of the main entrance, and every available 
space hail exhibits. The N'ews Letter presents two splendid 
views this week, showing sections of the immense exposition 

lie thinks he had full revenge when he set fire to the 

court-house because be was defeated, bul oh, how bis heart 
ached when lie found I he office had taken up temporary quarters 
in the hack room of a saloon. 

Jim Hill had a few vest pocket coins when he began 

business, ami be quits business with $100,000,000, but between 
tlie beginning and ending of bis business life, a hit of people 
contributed to his gains by buying a pig in a poke. 

Eat the best, at the best, with the best, served the best. 

at The Severn. 1050 Geary street. 


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Interesting and attractive alike to Owner, Dealer an 


Advertising Columns Strictly Reliable 

Single Copy 10c. At all Newsdealers 

$1 .00 a Year 

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Julius Gabriel, President; Mrs. F. J. Linz, Vice- 
President. 2066 Market St., San Francisco. 


AT SAX josiv— For gasoline, sundries and re- 
pairs at San Jose, stop at Letcher's Automo- 
bile Oarage, corner First and St. James. Tel. 
Main auy. 

The STEARNS 1907 

The Best. Automobile 

Damn Fools Are Necessary" 
They Interest, the Wise 


Phone Market 1830 365-37r?ell Street 



The cable that cures ignition trouble. 
Made by 
Packard Electric Co., Warren, Ohio 
Geo. P. Moore Co., 721 Golden Gate 
Ave., San Francisco, Pacific Coast 

January 26, 1907. 




Last week Tuesday Gentle Jane 

Met a passing railroad train. 

"Good afternoon," she sweetly said, 

But the blamed train simply cut her dead. 

— Yah "Record. 

Loud the baby screamed and louder; 

Johnny led it insect powder, 

Scolded, answered with a shrug, 

"Little sister acted hug!" — Princeton Tiger. 

Little Willie, cutest lad, 
Chloroformed his ancient dad; 
He's the smartest little man, 
So quick to grasp the Osier plan.- 


-A mhersi Student. 

Tommy greased the stairs wiih soap; 
Father struck the slimy slope; 
Ma said: "My, ain't Tom got tact! 
I always looked so well in black!" 

— Cornell Widow. 


The following is a statement of receipts ami disbursements 
id' the Rehabilitation Committee to December 31, 1906: 

Finance Committee Appropriations 

account general fund $880,000.00 

Finance Committee Appropriations 

account Massachusetts relief fund 450,000.00 

Finance Committee Appropriations 
N. Y. Chamber Commerce fund 150,000.00 



11,661 Household Re- 
habilitation $802,612.54 
8,72] Special Relief, •->; l.'.'ii.:,"; 

I.i'.'l Trades and 


1,110 Business . .. 
91 1 Transportafn 




217 Housing 16,1 U.38 

Total Disbursements 
Balance Cash on hand 



DELIGHTS <>F <>U> I <./•/. 
\l\ theory is, thai activity i~ longevity. Old age has its ad- 
vantages, and it is important thai wc should recognize them. In- 
atead of a man apprehending "Id age, he ought to he delighted 
that he could can\ with him the treasures "I Ins past experi- 
ence ind al the same time think "I ill.- overwhelming advan- 
tages, which belong to maturity and ripeness of being. — Dr. 
John Clifford (70.) 

The contest between the Church and the Government in 

France anj means settled. The Pope, with an amount 

of persistence with which he had not hitherto been credited, per- 
sists in maintaining his -land, notwithstanding the tremendous 
le which would seem to be involved. Apart from the merits 
of the fight, the attitude .>f the l'onntr is very remarks 
ha- always been considered a "Santo" rather than a politician. 
To an outsider, it d.>cs seem as if the matter could be plai 
a workable hasis without the risk of such a deplorable catastro- 
phe as would be involved in the continuation of an intcrnicine 
conflict of this description. France ha- recently shown such 
marks of political sanity that she would appear to d 

thing better. 

List year QUI '" ouf 

imports of manufactured articles. I '■•■ 

gumers paid about 92* * f 

worth of gix.ds and wares than American 

for th. nount and kind and quantity 

The Canadian Bank of Commerce 

With which is amalgamated the Bank of B.-itish Columbia. 

Paid-up Capital, {10,000,000. Reserve Fund, $4,600,000 

Aggregate Resources, over $98,000,000 
HON. GEORGE A. COX, President; B. E. WALKER, General Manager; 

ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen. Man. 

LONDON OFFICE 60 Lombard street, E. C. 

NEW YORK OFFICE— 16 Exchange Place. 

BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA— Atlin, Cranbrook, Fernie. 
Greenwood, Kamloops, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westmin- 
ster, Penticton, Princeton, Vancouver and Victoria. 

IN YUKON TERRITORY— Dawson and White Horse. 

IN UNITED STATES— Portland, Seattle and Skaguay (Alaska). Also 
110 other branches covering the principal points in Alberta, Saskatche- 
wan, Manitoba and Eastern Canada. 

BANKERS IN LONDON— The Bank of England, the Bank of Scotland. 
Lloyds' Bank, Ltd., The Union of London, and Smith's Bank, Ltd. 

AGENTS IN CHICAGO— The First National Bank. 

AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS— The Commercial National Bank. 
San Francisco Office — 325 California Street. 

A. Kains, Manager. Bruce Heathcote, Assistant Manager. 


Main Office — ■ 325 California street. 

Branch — Cor. Van Ness avenue and Eddy street. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco 

Building at 710 Market St.. Opposite Third. 
Guaranteed Capital, 51,000,000 Paid-up Capital, $300,000 

Surplus, $320,000. Assets. $10,000,000 

James D. Phelan, President; S. G. Murphy, Vice-President; James A. 
Hooper, Vice-President; George A. Story, Cashier; C. B. Hobson, As- 
sistant Cashier. 

Directors — James D. Phelan, S. G. Murphy, John A. Hooper, James 
Moffitt, Frank J. Sullivan, Robert McElroy, Rudolph Spreckels, James 
M. McDonald, Charles Holbrook. 

Interest paid on deposits. Loans on approved securities. Deposits may 
be sent by postal order, "Wells, Fargo & Co., or exchange on city banks. 

Security Savings Bank 

316 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Cat. 
Authorized Capital, $1,000,000 Paid-up Capital, $600,000 

Surplus and Undivided Profits, $280,000 
Banking by mall a specialty. 

Directors — William Babcock, S. L. Abbot/ O. D. Baldwin, Jos. D. 
Grant, E. J. McCutchen, L. F. Monteagle, R. H. Pease, Warren D. 
Clark, James L. Flood, J. A. Donohoe, John Parrott. Jacob Stern. 

The Anglo-Californian Bank, Limited 

Head Office — 18 Austin Friars, London, E. C. 
Capital Authorized, $6,000,000 Paid-up, $1,600,000 

Subscribed, $3,000,000 Reserve Fund, $700,000 

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Assets. 56. 000, 000 Paid-up Capital and Reserve, $1,750,000 

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French American Bank, 

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Corner Montgomery and Market Sts. 
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Charles Carpy. President; Arthur Legallet, Vice-President; Leon Boc- 
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Capital actually paid-up incath, $1,000,000.00 
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T£ Mkkfogir ©f dragon AffMm 

What a Great Fire a Little Spark Kindleth. 

Not in many years have the ruling powers of Europe, of all 
civilized nations, indeed, been confronted by as much uncer- 
tainty and apprehension as now, and what makes it all the more 
perplexing is, that it cannot be debated between the nations, nor 
can any nations make plans to meet any emergency that may 
arise out of the question after the culmination of the events that 
shall follow. And although the United States is now the one 
actor, it would violate an unwritten law for even an American 
citizen to express an opinion about it, for when a matter has 
been committed to our courts to hear and determine, it is an in- 
sult to them to so much as intimate what the final decision 
should be. The News Letter refers to the joint action of the 
United States and the State of California in referring the Jap- 
anese school question to the Federal and the State Supreme 
Courts. If they disagree, the Government at Washington will 
be guided by the Federal Court's decision, and the State court's 
decision will be the guide for the Governor of California. This 
will bring on a conflict between the national and State authori- 
ties. If the State resisted the national authorities, it would be 
in a State of rebellion. If it yielded, it would have to surren- 
der its sovereignty as a State, which includes its right to police 
its territory and conduct its internal affairs without asking per- 
mission of the central Government. But it so happens that th:i 
Federal Supreme Court is on record as having decided that a 
treaty with a foreign nation is the supreme law of the land in 
all things which concerns the letter of the treaty. On the other 
hand, that decision was handed down in 1789, when inter- 
national communication was by sailing ships and inter- 
ests that could be involved were very few and generally of no 
grave import. That was the first and last decision of the 
American court on that question. 

But what the nations are so deeply interested in now, and 
on the outcome of which depends the very life of the American 
States as sovereign States united for individual State protection 
and betterment, is, whether the United States is going to reverse 
or re-affirm the decision of 1789 ; also, how treaties are likely Co 
be regarded hereafter by the nations. The decision of the 
United States Supreme Court in 1/89 is recognized by all the 
other nations as their one guide in valuing the worth and saered- 
ness of treaties. Indeed, treaties are the supreme law of every 
nation, and they transcend constitutions, legislative enactments 
and court decisions, except in the United States, where their 
supremacy is questioned and denied outright by the State of 
California. What the nations are excited about is whether this 
conflict between the State of California and the United States, 
as represented in and by the Washington Government, is to be 
the entering wedge that shall split the Republic into many parts 
of separate confederacies or centralize them and make them one 
State which shall include them all. If, they argue, the Ameri- 
can nation is going to make treaties subject to the Constitution, 
court decisions and legislative enactments will not all existing 
treaties become non-operative at once, and could any nation 
afford to make a treaty with a nation that had to secure the ap- 
proval of forty-six States to make it binding. This is the 
United States' side as the nations are viewing the question. 
But will Japan acquiesce and let the incident pass if the Ameri- 
can court of last resort decides that treaty rights are not bind- 
ing upon the State if it refuses to recognize the provisions of 
the agreement. What then? 

Will Japan attempt in enforce its rights or declare the 
treaty null and void, and sever all communication between the 
two nations? If she attempts to enforce compliance with the 
terms of the treaty, that would mean war at once, of course. 
If she should attempt to sever all national relationship with the 
United States, this nation would have to declare war or accept 
the snubbing. In the event of the court deciding that treaties 
are not the supreme law of the land, all the nations would have 
to cancel their treaties with this nation, and to cancel a treaty 
without the free and full consent of the other party or parties 
to it is a casus belli, and according to the code international 
behavior, the United States would have to declare war against 
every nation that cancelled its treaty by mere proclamation. 
Thus the nations fully understand the many complications the 
"Japanese muddle" have involved the United States in, and 
very likely with other nations as well, but not an official utter- 
ance will be heard from any nation until the Supreme Court of 

January 26, 1907 

the United States is heard from. But with the nations of Eu- 
rope and of South and Central America, the supreme question 
is : Will California be crushed as a sovereign State, and with ail 
the other States surrender her hitherto State rights and abolish 
State lines of commonwealth authority and be absorbed in a 
centralized Government with all authority lodged in Wash- 

* * * 

The General Situation. 

The death of the Shah of Persia has not disturbed Europe on 
the surface, but England, Germany and Russia are engaged in 
the keenest of diplomatic races for the best ear of the new ruler, 
but Great Britain, as is her custom, is about two years ahead in 
the race: that is. she got far in the graces of the late Shah, who 
in turn made matters fairly easy lor her with the new ruler. 
England must have PersiaV undoubted influence or take |np— 
session of the nation to protect India. Russia wants the country 
for an outpost in the event of an expedition to India, and Ger- 
many is building railroads into Persia to be ready for anything 
that may turn up. Morocco is in a state of peace with herself, 
made so by two French and Spanish warships and plenty of 
soldiers. Every day, China shows how her new blood is sending 
her down the line of self-sufficiency. All the "grabbers" have 
abandoned their schemes to throw King Leopold out of the 
Congo Free Slate, for which he feels very grateful to oui Secre- 
tary of State. The Czar is turning the screws again on the 
reactionists and terrorists. The Kaiser is now quite sure the 
new Parliament will be stronger than ever against voting money 
to keep up a large army for show purposes, and consequently b 
is not talking much about declaring himself a dictator. In 
eliminating the word "God" from all coins and public docu- 
ments, France made herself a house divided against itself, with 
some doubt as to who will go outside and who will stay inside. 
President Castro is on another death-bed, but the army of idle 
Generals will remain in hiding until they see a certificate of 
death before starting a revolution. 


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The members of the Pacific-Union Club, being financially 
(and in many instances corporeally, as well) most substantial, 
might be supposed to be averse to climbing a hill-side and dis- 
posed rather to luxuriate on the level ground. "The mountain 
sheep are sweeter, but the valley sheep are fatter," may also 
apply to goats. Notwithstanding this, when called on to decide 
whether the new club house should be on the old site at the 
northeast corner of Post and Stockton streets, or on the site 
of the James Flood brownstone mansion on Nob Hill, they cast 
l'ii votes to 1-11 in favor of the high level. Charles P. Eells 
was the spokesman in Favor of seeking higher things, while 
James D. Phelan declared himself in favor of the lower ground. 
It is reported by architects that the Connecticut stone walls 
id' .lames Flood's mansion are sound, and can be utilized for the 
new building. The walls and the groundon which they stand 
will cost $150,000, and as the land, owned by the club at Post 
and Stockton streets is valued at $325,000, there will be a good 
sum left with which to reconstruct the Flood mansion and equip 
it as a club-house. Another matter taken into consideration 
was the fact that it would be necessary to spend $70,000 in ac- 
quiring a pieee of land adjoining the Post and Stockton street 
site in order to have span.' enough mi which to construct such 
a club house as the members desire. 

The majority who voted for the Nob Hill site are to be con- 
gratulated en having (doubtless quite unconsciously in all but 
a few eases) carried nut Hie excellent motto, Alliora Peto — 
playfully chosen as a title for one of the works of a famous 
British novelist. 

At the same election, om loud-voiced friend, Frank Marsten, 
was elected secretary to the club. There is no fault to find with 
this selection id' a secretary; thai is a cluli matter, but there is 

rli objection made t<> the fad that, the very next day Mr. 

Marsten resolved himself into a committee en nominations, ami 
selected a tat berth for himself a- Harbor Commissioner, ami, 
il is said, using the secretaryship of the dub as a fulcrum to 
land himself in the selected position. Mr. Marsten seems 

imagine thai the Pacific I i i is a ward politicians' club, - 

withstanding the fad thai H is the mosl non-political of all the 
social clubs in the city. 

Governor Gillette finds the candidacy a puzzle, and he is try- 
ing to find oul why being secretan of the Pacific Union 

be \ei whelming reason for Marsten's appointment The 

hope had been expressed by members thai political aspirants 
had been done awaj with al the laal election, and thai hereafter 
it. would progress as a social oi an active in State 

and city politics, but With the furtherance of the pro 

the national Republican party at heart only. 


Uin- the construction of a home, the color scheme for its 

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'think of it! The lawyers of Italy are on a strike. The 

understanding has been ever since the principles of law were 
made known that the lawyers got the whole of the output and 
their employers went hungry. 

Since we quit trying to do the beneficent civilizing work 

On our Indians with the army title, they have grown in number, 
and some of them are pretty good fellows, too. 

The statistician says it cost the men of the United States 

$26,000,000 to dress themselves last year, hut he fell dead when 
adding the totals of what il cost the men to dress the women. 



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A T©nn Mikisfog Sft®iry 

A frfeft C®rg@ 

Nine days from the land we discovered fire in the fore-hold. 
It had evidently been smouldering for some time, was deep- 
seated and had secured a firm hold. It was difficult to get at 
it on account of the small hatchway; so, notwithstanding the 
organized efforts of all hands, we were at last obliged to batten 
the hatches down and trust to a lucky slant to pul us within 
hail of assistance. The water which we had so Ei uitlcssly poured 
below had all to be pumped out again to get the ship in sailing 
trim, and heartbreaking work it was with the wheezy "hi pump 
sucking every time the ship careened to leeward. Anxiety 
showed mi ail faces, from the captain's t<> the ship's boy, and 
it was will great relief that, one day at noon, we watched the 
male nailing a silver dollar to the mizzenmast. The dollar was 
his who should first sight the distant shore. We held a leading 
wind from the norr'ard, ami when, on the afternoon of the fifth 
day, we heard the glad shout from the foretops'l yard — "Land 
oil!" — W e put a "hustle" on our movements that had not been 
evident before, and light at heart found excuse to lay aloft to 
have a far-away look at God's good earth again. It was the 
Farallone Islands we had made — thirty miles west of the Golden 
(iate — and a mighty good landfall it was. Christiansen was the 
lucky man to see it first, and we gave him a direr as he layed 
aft tn take the dollar oil' tin' mast, in the second dog-watch wo 
hung about the decks discussing prospective doings when we 
set foot ashore, and they who had hern in 'Frisco before formed 
centers of inquiry and importance. From the bearing of the 
land we expected orders to check in the yards a bit, hut greatly 
to our surprise, the mate ordered us to the lee-fore-hrace, and 
seemed to he unable to get the yards far enough Forr'ard to 
please him. When Wee Laughlin came from the whirl ai 
eight-bells, we learned that the ship was now heading to the 
nor'-east, and away from our port, and the old stagers, with 
many shakings of the head, held that some tricky game was 
afoot. The old man and the mate were collcaguing larnestly 
at the break of the poop, and Jones, who went alt on a pre- 
tence of trimming the binnacle (shades of Collingwood ! a 'pren- 
tice buy trimming the binnacle unhid), reported that the old 
man was expressing heated opinions on the iniquity el' salvage. 
At midnight we squared away, but as we approached the land 
the wind fell light, ami hauled tn the east'ard. Wonder "I' won- 
ders! This seemed to please the captain hugely, and his face 

bea d like a niir'-west moon every time he i red into th" 

compass. Dawn round us well In the norr'ard of I lie islands, 
and. close hauled, standing into the land. All hands were buBV 
till breakfast-time getting the anchors cleared and the cable? 
ranged. Some were engaged painting out the rusty bits on the 
starboard topside. A "work up" job they thought it was until 
the mate ordered them to leave the stages hanging over the 
water abreast of the fore-hatch. Here the iron plating was hot, 
the paint was blistered oil', and every time the ship heeled over 
there was an unmistakable "sssh" as the water lapped the heated 
side. This, and the smell of hot iron, was all that there was hi 

led of our smouldering coal below, but 'Frisco men from the 
water-front are sharp as ferrets, and very little would give them 
an inkling of the state of affairs. Shortly, we raised the land 
board on our port bow, and two of us were perched on the foro- 
lo'gal'nt yard to look out tor the pilot schooner; or, if luck 
was in our way. a tow-boat. We met a wooden steamer and an 
iron schooner, a strange reversal of the usual order of thine.-. 
Both were hound up the coast, and passed on their way without 
speaking us. The land became more distinct, and the bearing 
of several conspicuous hills gave the captain the position lie was 
Maiding. Before noon we again reported smoke ahead, and, 
the mate coming aloft with his telescope, reported the stranger 
lo he a tow-boat and heading for us. lie was called down from 
aloft, and the ship was put about. We were now for the second 
time heading away from our port, and when the mate "turned 
us to" to slap paint on the burned patch we understood the old 
man's maneuvre, which had the object of preventing the low- 
hoal from "rounding to" on our starboard side. There her 
-kipper would assuredly have seen the evidences of our plight, 
and would not. he slow in taking advantage of il. Quickly he 
approached (they lose no lime mi the Pacific Slope), and the 
captain recognized her as the Active. "She's one of Spreckels' 
boats," said he. shutting his glass. "Culbush runs her. an" he's 
a dead wise one. 11' he smells a rat. mister, we'll he damned 
lucky ii »e gel into harbor under a couple o' thousand." We 
were all excited at the .Maine, though it mattered little to us 
what our owners paid as long as we got oul of our hot corner. 
Straight foi- us he came, and when lie rounded our stern and 

lay up on the lee quarter, "Cock" uttered the general opinion 
that old "ruddy whiskers." as he called the old mate, had done 
the trick. 

".Morn, Gap! Guess ve've bin a long time on lb' road," sang 
out the tow-boat's skipper, eyeing our rusty side and greasy 


"Head winds," said the old man. "Head winds an' no luck 
this side o' the Horn." 

"Ye're a long way to th' norr'ard. Gap. Bin bavin' thick 
weather outside?" 

"Well, not wdial ye mighl call thick, but musty, these las! 
few days. We were lookin' In pick up the I'arallniies." (The 
unblushing old Ananias ! ) 

There ensued a conversation about winds and weather, ships 
and freights, interspersed with the news of live months back-. 
Among other items, we learned thai China and Japan had bared 
the sword. So the talk Weill on. and neither seemed inclined 
to get to business. At last the lop-boat; man broke the ice. "Wall. 
Cap., ah reckon ye don't want f slay here all day. Wind's 
easterly inside, an' there ain't none too much water mi lb' bar. 
Yo'd better e.i\e us yer hawser 'n lefe gil rigid along." 

"Oh. no hurry. Capl'in; there's no hurry. What's a day here 
in- there when ye'r over the hundreds. I can lay up lo th' piloi 
ground on lb' next tack. . . Yell be wanlirf a big figure from 

hero, an' m\ owners won'1 stand a long pull." 

"Only six hundred. Cap., only six hundred, with your liauser." 
The old man started hack in amazement. 

"Six hundred dollars. Capl'in. Dill you say six hundred' 
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hundred — well, I'm slammed. Loose them royals, mister! Six 
hundred, no shun fear !" 

Quickly we put the royals on her, though mighty little use 
they were, the wind having fallen very light. The tow-boal 
sheered "IV a bit, and her Bkipper watched us sheeting-home, as 
if it were a most interesting and uncommon sight. 

•'All right, Cap. Give us yer hawser 'n I'll dock ye for five- 

Tl hi man paid no attention to his- request, but passed 

lore and aft the weather side, gazing occasionally at the, lazy 
royals, llien fixing the man at the wheel with a reproaching eye. 
At last he turned to leeward with a surprised expression, as if 
astonished to find the tow-boat still there. 

"Come, Cap., strike it right naow! What d'ye offer? Mind 
the Hind; what (here is OV it's due easl in the strait." 

'the old man thought carefully for quite a time. "Five hun- 
dred, 'n your hawser," he said. 

The captain of the Active jambed his telegraph at full speed 

ahead, "(lood morn, Cap. (Juess I'll see ye in 'Frisco this side 
o' the \oo fear." lie forged rapidly ahead, and when clear 
of the hows look a long turn lo seaward. The male took advan- 
tage of his being away (o leeward and wiped off the paint on the 

burned patch, which was beginning lo smell abominably. Fresh 

paint was hurriedly put on, and the stages were again aboard 

when the Active, finding nothing lo interest her on the western 
horizon, returned — again lo the lee quarter. "Saay, Cap., kan'l 

we do a deal; kan'l we meel somewhere? Say four hundred, 'u 
I'll loss ye for fh' hawser." 

"I can't do il, Capt'in. . . . I'd lose my job if 1 went" — hero 

ll Id man paused lo damn the steersi 's eves ami to lell 

him lo "keep her full" — "if I went that length." 

The tow-boal again sheered "if. ami her skipper busied him- 
self with his telescope. 

"Wall. Cap., she may he a smaii barque, but I'm darned ef 
ye can beal her through the Golden Gate the way th' wind is. 
Saay! Make it three-fifty? What the hell's about a fifty dol- 

half-hour's poker 

lars. Darn me! I've blown thai 

"Aye, aye! That's so; but I'm nol la: in B hand in that game. 
Set the slavs'ls. mister, 'n gel a pull on the fore 'n main sheets." 
\\V went about the job. ami the Active took another I il ill. this 
lime lo the southward. A boj alofl loosening the staysails re- 
ported a steamer awn} under the land. She was sending up a 
dense smoke, and thai caused the old man lo account her an- 
other tow-boal out seeking. "That'll fetch him." he said to the 
male ; "and if he oh. i Three-fifty's pretty 

stiff, hui we ean'l complain." "Kgad, no'" said the male: "if 

I'd I n you I'd closed for five hundred, an' be done with it." 

"Aye, aye, loubl; Inn ye're ool a Scotchman looking after 

his owners' interest." Soon we saw the Active smoking up and 
coming Inward us with "a hone in her mouth." Cutbush 
had seen the stranger's smoke, and he lost no lime, lie seemed 

to he heading for our si irboard side, and we thought the ga 

"as up; but the old male kepi her oil' perceptibly, ami again sh'J 

ci lo port. 

"Changed your mind. Cap.? Guess ah must be gwine back. 
Col I.' take (he Drumeltan up t.' Port Costa in th' mornin'. Whal 
d'ye say I' three hundred ?" 

The old man called the male, and together (hey held a serious 
consultation, with many looks to windward, aloft, and at the 
compass. The stranger was rapidly approaching, and showed 
herself to be a yellow funneleil low-boat with a business-like foam 
about her bows. Spreckels' man was getting fidgety, as (his was 
one of the opposition bonis, and he expected soon to be quoting 
a competitive figure. To bis pleased surprise, our captain came 
over to leeward, and. after a last wrangle about the hawser, took 
him in at the satisfactory amount of three hundred dollars. We 
put our ship about, and the male bad another little deal in 
burned paint. Courses were hauled up, and the Active came 
along our starboard side to pass his wire aboard. The paint hid 
the patch, and in the nianeiivre of keeping clear of our whisker- 
booms the smell escaped notice, and so the marks of our distress 
were not, remarked upon. We hauled their towing wire aboard 
and secured the end, and the Active's crew beard nothing signili- 
cant in (be cheer with which we set about the clearing up and 
furling of the sail. The afternoon was far spent when we 
reached the pilot schooner. She was lying at anchor outside 
(be bar. (be wind having died away; and as she lifted to the 
.-will, she showed the graceful underbody of an old-time "crack." 
The pilot boarded us as we lowed past. Scarce was he over the 
rail before be shouted to the old man: "What's the mailer. 
Capt'in? Guess she looks as if she bad a pretty hot cargo 

"Hot e Lib. pilol ! Ho! enough, b' God. We've bin afiire 

forr'ard these last seven days that we know of, and I'm nol sayin" 
hut that I'm glad f see lb' beach again." 

"Wall, that's bad. Capt'in. Thai's bad. Ye won't make numb 

this trip, I guess, when the boys bine fell ye mn'." lie meant 
when the 'Frisco sharps had got their pickings, and the old man 
chuckled audibly as be replied : 

"Oh, we'll chance that — aye, we'll chance that It's not so 

had 's if Cutbush was get I in' bis ligger." 
"What's In geltin'. anvwin ." 
"Oh. he's doiif verra well. lie's doiif verra well," said th.' 

old man. evasively. 

The sun was low behind us as we neared the anchorage, and 

a light haze softened ami made even more beautiful the outlines 

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terms for families. Address, George P. Snell, 
Manager, Del Monte. Cal. 

A Permanent Home. 






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own building 

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San Francisco Stock and Exchange Building 


Wholesale Dry Goods 

8th and Franklin Streets, 

Oakland. Cal 

New goods constantly arriving and on sale 
at our temporary quarters, Eighth and Franklin 
Streets, Oakland, Cal. 

The erection of a new steel structure will im- 
mediately be commenced on our old site, Bush 
and Sansome Sts.,San Francisco. 


M » HUHPHV. General Hunger 

Vitrified Brick, Paring Brick, Fire Brick, Fire Tile 

Fire Clay. Dust. Drain Tile, Acid Jars, 

icid Pipes, Acid Bricks 

Architectural Terra Cotta. HoUow Tile 
Fire-Proofing, Semi-Dry Pressed Brick, 
Terra Cotta Chimney Pipe. Brick and Tile 
Mantels, Flue Linings, Urns and Vases, 
Flower Pots. All kinds of Vitrified Salt- 
Olazed Sewer Pipe. 

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Office, lOth and Division Sts., 

San Francisco 


Cleansing Dainty Garments our Specialty 

Our new monthly contract for gentlemen 
— I suit a week cleaned and pressed in- 
cluding small repairs 

$1.50 PER MONTH 

We clean ladies' and gentlemen's auto- 
mobile suits to perfection and return in 
24 hours if brought to 

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January 19, 1907 

of the stately city. As we gazed on the matchless scene we 
thought not of the long, dreary voyage, of stress and storm off 
the Horn, of a lost shipmate, of foul winds, and the fire-fiend 
aboard ; but only of the city of the west, the dream of many long, 
weary nights, that lay before us. But not for long, for a pathetic 
reminder of what the sea held for us was there to meet the ey. 
It was the lad Houston, who had been laid off with a broken 
thigh since we were off Cape Horn. He hobbled out on his 
crutch, and his pale face, drawn and haggard from the agony 
he. had suffered (we had no chloroform aboard), lighted up as 
he made his way to the rail — "if see th' sichts !" "There's a job 
for ye, Pilot," said the old man, pointing to the lad with pro- 
fessional pride, "and I'm damned if an Edinbro' professor could 
do more. I'll warrant ye he walks as straight as a serjunt before 
ahm feenished wi' him." Ahead of us a large raft-like vessel 
with two barges in tow was making her way towards us. 

"Meyer's been dam smart in sending out the fire-boar. 
Mister," to the mate, "get the foreyard cock-bellied, an' get a 
burton rigged, to heave out the cargo as soon as we anchor. 
There's the tow-boat whistlin' for ye to shorten in th' hawse-. 
Bear a hand, mind ye, for we've. a tough night's work before us." 

But all was not pleasant anticipation aboard of the screw tug 
Active, towing gallantly ahead, for Captain Cutbush had dis- 
covered his loss, and the world wasn't big enough for his in- 
dictment of Fortune. 

He had seen our flags off Bonita, but had not troubled to read 
the message, as he saw the answering pennant flying from the 
light-house. In scanning the anchorage for a convenient berth 
to swing his tow in, the fire-boat caught his eye. 

"Hello ! Somethin's afire in th' bay !" He turned his glasses 
among the shipping in search of a commotion, but all was quiet 
among the tall ships. 

"But where's she lyin'-to fer? There ain't nothin' this side 
ov Alcatraz, I reckon." 

Then a dread suspicion crossed his mind that made him jump 
for the signal book. He remembered the flags of our last hoisr, 
and feverishly turned them up: "Arrange — assistance — for — 
arrival." He muttered a few choice oaths, dropped the book, 
and foeussed his glasses on the tow. The track of the fire was 
patent to the world now, and we were unbending the sails from 
the yards above the fore-hatch. "She's afiire right 'miff, "n I 

never cottoned. Roast me for a . 'N that's what the downy 

old thief was standin' t' th' norr'ard for, 'n I never cottoned'! 
'N that's what he took me on at three hundred for, "n Meyer's 
boat almost alongside. Three billy hundred 'n my billy hawser. 
Waal— ahm — damned! The old lime-juice pirate! Guess L 
should 'a known him for a billy sharp when I saw Glasgow on 
her stern." 

Here he stopped cursing to blow his whistle, which was a sig- 
nal for us to shorten in the towing hawser. In the ensuing 
maneuvres he was able to relieve his feelings by criticising our 
seamanship. He swung us round with a vicious' sheer, eased up. 
and watched our anchor trembling from the bows. He o-azed 
despairingly at his mate, who was steering. "Here's t' ruddy 
mess, Geeorge; three thousan' dollars clear thrown away. What 

will the boss say. What'll they say on the Front?" Geeoi 

cursed volubly and expended much valuable tobacco juice. 

"Here's a boomer fer th' Examiner, Geeorge; here's a swee f 
headline for th' Call : 'Cutbush Done !' 'Cap'n Jan S. Cutbush" 
th' smartest skipper on th' Front done in the billy eye by a 
bairgoo-eatin' son of a gun of a red-headed limejuieer !' "— 
D. W. Bone in the Glasgow News. 

~—~ The .V outh who was rewarded by the munificent gift of 
$2 for returning $05,000 that belonged to Piorpont Morgan 
and which he found on the sidewalk, very properly returned the 
$2 reward to the owner with the admonition that he use it fop 
a shave. The boy was right, and Morgan's cashier should be os- 
tracized, for it cannot be believed that this act was committed 
with the knowledge of the millionaire railroad man and pro- 
moter. It will be supposed, until there is evidence to the con- 
trary, that Mr. Morgan has some sense. 


The musical programme that is rendered at the Palace is one 
ot the many attractions of this most popular hotel. 


Manngtni; Director 

The Finest Restaurant and 
Grill in the City 

Cafe Francisco Restaurant 

Tel. Franklin 746 Bet. Ellis and Eddy Sts. 





oTVierchants Lunch, Banquets, Luncheon Parties, Ladies' c^fter- 
noon Teas, Dinner Parties. Tables Reserved bv- 'Phone. 

'Phone Franklin 1254 

C. H. Rehnstrom tailor 

2415 Fillmore Street., San Francisco 

Formerly of the Mutual Saving* Banlc Building. 








The most comfortable 
and homelike hotel in 

Situated on elevated 
ground in a grove of or" 
anges and palms, sur- 
rounded by the Sierra Madre mountains. Elegant rooms; table un- 
surpassed; pure water; perfect appointments; tennis, billiards. No 
winter, no pneumonia, no tropical malaria. 
W"te for booklet to M. D. PAINTER, Proprietor, Pasadena. Cal. 

Writing always in right. 



L. C Smith 8 Bros. Typewriter 


W. and J -I.OAM-; a CO. 





Send For Descriptive Catalogue 


1820 Fillmore street, San Francisco. 


Fine Tailoring. Dress Suits a Specialty 

318 Bn.h Street J. ED LIN S .„ Fr . nt 


January 26, 1907. 




Every time the Board of Works issues a financial statement, 
the taxpayers shudder. Invariably it is a statement revealing 
incompetency, if not worse. It was given out last week that, 
during the six months preceding January 1st, the sum of $47,- 
485.66 had been expended in repairing the streets. As no evi- 
dence of such work was to be seen, an explanation was asked'. 
It was explained that the repairs had been in the outlying dis- 
tricts. This, while the down-town streets are going to pieces. 
According to the aggregate wisdom of the Board of Public 
Works, the San Bruno Road was more in need of repairs than 
Market street. Money was spent on streets where only light 
deliver)' wagons ran, while all the down-town highways were al- 
lowed to fall into a condition resembling the famous corduroy 
roads of the South. 

The Board of Works paid out in wages during the six months 
$267,546.45 far in excess of its allotment. No one would com- 
plain of this if there were results. But there is nothing to show 
for it but an overstuffed salary roll. 

The Board states that it has 179 street-sweepers at work — 
the same number as were employed before the fire. Yet there 
are numerous streets on which no sweeping is done at present. 
No one can tell exactly where the 179 are lining their sweeping. 
They arc in evidence only on pay day. 

There are financial discrepancies that should be explained. 
The Auditor's accounts show that some $12,000 was paid out 
for labor for the repair of basali or cobble streets. The book- 
keeper of the Board of Works lias some $20,000 charged up for 
this purpose. Still, $8,000 more or less does not matter. He's 

a cheap I k-keeper anyway, receiving but a paltry $250 a 

i Ih. Whal could be expected? \inl the janitor receives only 

$125 a month. A terrible oppression of the Common People! 

There are good and bad features in San Francisco's new char- 
ier, and among the worst is that pari of it which provides for a 
Board of Public Works. 


Pacific Coast Branch 


CO., Ltd. 

People of Refinement and Wine Intelligence 
ask for and drink PERRIER JOUET CHAM- 
PAGNE. Treat yourselves kindly and ask 
for (Blue Top.) 

VARNEY W. GASKILL, Pacific Coast Manager, 

Oakland, Cal. 

H. Bette 

1 163 ELLIS STREET, S. F. 

Formerly 424 Sutter Street. 

Importer of Fine Novelties, cTWaker of Ladies 
Tailored Suits, Riding Habits a Specialty. 

No representative of a foreign nation ever will have u 

wanner welcome by all the people than Ambassador Bryce He 
is ;i oative of the north of Ireland and a British subject of the 
very highest type. 

Regarding the allegation by Qoldfield i pie that (lie 

locality is being attacked ami its standing assailed ;it the behesl 
of the Wall street gang because Qoldfield stocks are calling in 
all the available p b in the land, there seems to be some 

truth in the statement. While Qoldfield is active, Wall streei is 
dull, ami when everj two or three da ren or eighi 

million dollars as a shipment to the :iehes the public, 

the same public places little faith in the ag 

inii continues to speculate oi invesi in southern Nevadas. Tin 1 

lasi consignment of Qoldfield ores "< ighi d one hundred thousand 

pounds, and was received on the [2th in thirteen ears at Vallejo 

junction, undei heavy guard. It "as valued million 


the I is finding many thing- of public concern 

that uoetl careful examination, an. I meanwhile it is manufac- 
turing a whole lot of the same sorl tor the next Legislature, 

;is well as the eonit-. to peep Ulto. 

A San Dii - the "whole South is soaked. ' 

We knew that some of it is that wa\ pretty much all the time. 
but never supposed that the whole of them ever get that way 

A Nashville p hat Bryan talks on the 

slightest provocation. Hi does nothing of the kind — mi I 

ition is a A price 

for the talk. 

Car and i the han ■untrv. and 

-uppK of the ■ 
.ulate the i tin' output of the second. ' 

matter of contraction in cither 

The S 

lit of the 
murder of V mined. It th 

hut it is going 


t-hlng. Blind. 
.>>i or monfy refunded. SOc. 

William Wolff 8 Co., Pacific Coax Agcm. 
248-258 Mission St.. San Francisco. Cal. 

Messrs. Roosevelt & 
Schuyler, 99 Pearl St. , 
New York, N.Y. , desire 
to invite the attention 
of their friends and 
the public to the 


Champagnes as now ship- 
ped by Messrs . Ruinart 
Peres et Pils , Reims, 
to the American Market. 
The excellent char- 
acteristics andbouquet 
possessed by these wines 
— the product of the 
best vineyards — without 
a doubt render the 
Ruinart the quintes- 
sence of high grade 
champagnes . 



January 36, 1907. 


It would seem that the Western Federation of Miners had 
reached the limit of the insolence and tyranny of organized 
labor, and exhausted all the patience of the public. This vil- 
lainous organization, whose every step since its formation has 
left marks of bloodshed and arson, lias issued a proclamation 
warning certain State and county officers, soldiers and members 
of the (.'ripple Creek Mine Owners' Association of Colorado 
thai they musi no) engage in mining directly or indirectly in 
the State of Nevada, under penally of very rough treatment. 
Many of those threatened never resided in Colorado, merely 
having investments there. The direel cause of this mosl extra- 
ordinary pronunciamento is the defeat of the miners' strike i\ 
Cripple Creek a year ago, and the arrest of several of Ihe ring- 
leaders, three of whom are now held in Idaho on the charge 
of murdering the late Governor Steunenberg of thai state. 

From time to time, not; only the miners, but many other labor 
unions adept resolutions in the most violent language de- 
nouncing the proceedings which sent, the indicted men — Moyer, 
Pettibone and Haywood — from Colorado to Idaho, where they 

had been indicted. Through the efforts of Hie miners, the (pies- 
li'ni of the right to transfer (he three men beyond the line of 
Colorado was carried to the Supreme Court of the United States 
— where it was held that the proceedings wrrr altogether right 
Since then, the Supreme Courl has been denounced by labor 
unions for being in league with capital in its effort to reduce 
labor to a slate of slavery. A great deal of money has been 
raised since the court's decision that the proceedings were en- 
tirely to send agitators all over the country to work up a spirit 
of hatred ami contempt, for the Supreme Courts — all courts. 
And especially the officials of Colorado and Idaho. The last 
me and cry before the proclamation referred to was issued was 
I hat tin 1 three indicted were lint allowed In have a hearing, lint 
were kepi iii prison without any warrant id' law. The facts are. 
public sentiment ran so high against the alleged murderers that 
the State had great doubts that a fair trial could be had until 
(he public mind cooled down enough to make a fair hearing 
sure and certain. Hence, instead of trying lo persecute the 

prisoners, the State held hack the hearing altogether in the in- 
terest id' the indicted men; otherwise, very likely. Judge Lynch 
would have established a court to try them in his own way. 

Having failed at every point, to prevent justice being meted 
out to Moyer, Pettibone and Haywood, the Miners' Union now 
results to intimidation, threats of harm to persons and properly, 
ami hints of murder if the warning is not heeded. This pro- 

cla lion and warning DOtice would disgust, as well as amuse, 

rather than create alarm, were it not that the Miners' Union has 
plenty of members who would not, hesitate a moment to take 
the life of any one who refused to slay away from Nevada at 
the union's command. As before observed, it would seem that 

the Wlestern Federation of Miners had forced the public to the 
edge id' patience when it assumes the tight to enjoin citizens 
of the nation from going from place to place to engage in legiti- 
mate business. There is not a civilized country in the world, 
other than the I'nitod Slates, that would tolerate such audacious 
insolence an hour. But the American Federation of Miners 
do no more than express the hostility of labor unionism gener- 
ally to law and order, and tile rights of man. Its business is to 
Mile -or ruin. It is a continuous conspiracy against the very 
life of organized society ami id' the State. 

In certain English cities there is a rule that is made for- 
cible by city enactment that a child under fourteen years of aj. r e 

may uol he admitted to a show. What a terrible calamity this 

would he in San Kranoisco or Oakland. The newspaper critic? 

would thereby nearly all he debarred the pleasure of theatre* 


Becomes famous, since it is the location of the Palace Hotel. 
The grill is the groat drawing card, as it was in the old days. 

Mothers, be sure and use " Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup " for 

your children while teething. 

Founded A. D. 1792. 

Insurance Co. of North America 

of Philadelphia, Penn. 
Alliance of Philadelphia 

Paid-up Capital $3,000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders 6,922,016 

JAMES D. BAILEY, General Agent. 

Monadnock Building, San Francisco. 
Fire, Marine and Inland Insurance. 

Cash Capital, $200,000. Cash Assets. $544,993 

Pacific Coast Casualty Go. 

of California. 

Employers' Liability, General Liability, Teams, 
Elevators, Workmen's Collective, Vessels, Bur- 
glary, Plate Glass Insurance. 

Officers — Edmund F. Green, President; John 
C. Coleman, Vice-President; F. A. Zane. Secre- 
tary; Ant. Borel & Co., Treasurers; F. P. Deer- 
ing. Counsel. 

Directors — A. Borel, H. E. Bothln, Edward 
L. Brayton, John C .Coleman, F. P. Deering, 
E. F. Green, I. W. Hellman, Jr., George A. 
Pope, Henry Rosenfeld, Adoiph A. Son, William 
S. Tevis. 

Head office Monadnock Building, San Francisco 
Marshal A. Frank Company, General Agents 
or California, Kohl Building, San Francisco. 

Firemen's Fund 


Capital $1,000,000 Assets, $3,500,000 

Sansome and California Sts., 8. F. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co., Ltd 

of Liverpool. 

Capital 16,700,000 

Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Agents, 

416 Jackson St. San Francisco 

Connecticut Fire Insurance Co. 

of Hartford. Established 1850. 



Surplus Lo Policy Holders 

. 5.401. 59831 
. 1.922.30524 

■ ember8lBt, U'oc 

BENJAMIN J. SMITH, Manager Paciflc 
Department, 526 13th St., Oakland. 
COLIN M. BOTD, Agent. 

Fire Insurance Losses 

Will sood be pud. If the money i. not 
needed for immediate use in rebuilding, 
buying furniture, or replenishing can 

be profitably invested with the 

Continental Building and Loan Association 

at 5 and 6 per cent Interest, the Associa- 
tion, however, reserving the right to limit the 
amount of any individual deposit. 

Offices; Cor. Market and Church Sts. 


Di. WuMngtot 


Willi.m Corbin, 
Sec. and Gen I Mar. 

The Home Insurance Co., New York 

Gross Cash Assets 


Insurance on personal effects of tourists and 
temporary sojourners anywhere In United 
States, Canada and Mexico. Insurance against 
loss by fire, lightning, wind storm or tornado. 
Indemnity for loss of rental Income by fire or 

H. L. ROFF, General Agent. 

GEO. M. MITCHELL, Metropolitan Manager. 

Temporary office, 466 Tenth St., Oakland. 

Telephone West 3332 

Emil Guenther 


1309 Goagh St., San Francisco, Cal 

A Grand Jury will soon try to find 

out the causes of several of the recent 
bank failures in that city. It is a waste 
of time ami effort. The cause is simply 
"thieves" — that's all. 



824-826 Eddy St., near Van Ness c/lve- 

Formerly at Bush St., cor. Grant ^Ave. 

Phone Franklin 63 

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Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 


San Francisco, Cal., February 2, 1907 

No. 5 

TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Fred- 
erick Marriott, at 905 Lincoln avenue, Alameda, California, and at 721 
Market street, San Francisco, Cal. Telephone — Alameda 1131. San 
Kr. 1 1 risen Telephone — "112. 

ESntered as second class matter. May 12. 1906, at the Postoffice at Ala- 
in, 'd:!, California, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. 

New York office — (where information may be obtained regarding sub- 
scriptions and advertising) — 206 Broadway, C. C. Murphy, representative. 
London Office— 30 Comhill, E. C, England. George Street & Co. 

All social items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements or other matter intended for publication, 
in the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA AD- 
VERTISER, should be sent to the Alameda office not later than Thurs- 
day morning. 

Some millionaires invesl their surplus in yachts and 

others in United States Senatorships. 

Taft says he is too big anil Eat to run away from a Presi- 

dential boom if one should chase him. 

Muck-rakers generally make the muck before starting in 

with the rake. I'" you Bee the point ? 

Public opinion of the press of California concerning the 

Legislature is. "llii 'cm again and keep il op." 

It's funny how weighing scales grow weak as prices grow 

strong, ami how quickly I I ounces becomes a pound. 

Il is a trifle early, but the usual annual predictions of a 

Fatal failure of the Frail crop are coming in From all over. 

Perhaps American admirals will think twice hereafter 

before limy land marines on British soil without an invital , 

When Jap students dropped $6 a month each in the 

"box," there was do anti-Japanese talk in public Bchool 

li is not good form when a ms drink- 
ing whiskey when he wants to ask him if In' ever wanted i". 

- — Nothing will make a man bo indifferent \>> earthquake* 
as a kicking milk cow so a little experience has intimated \<> us. 

"Heavenlj blue-eyed" cats i- the latest - i\ fad. Bui 

win should an} sort of a cal be obli sociate with Bueh 


Louisianans want an appropriate State hymn. How 
would, "Oh, turn, sinner, (urn. \la\ the Lord help me turn!"' 
do you ? 

Anyway, the 1 iturr should draw the line at supply- 
ing each supcrnumerarj attache with a private secretary an-! 

Swagger like a tough and smoke cigarettes should not be 

the hall-mai allege Btudcnt, but it is pretty much that 

»a\ these days. 

Gillctt is not half as anxious for the direct primary U) 

!»■ was during the campaign, lie is him- 
self a boss now. 

A temperance lecturer rises on tip-toe to ask "about 

American Hi, ami the saloon. Thej are -nil .loin- the Siamese 

A scientist - may !»• shipped thousands of miles 

without injury. Try it on some of our "fresh ranch eggs," ami 
kiv|> them traveling. 

I - ime of us to ]ia\ 

;lil be for certain U 9 to craw i 


Ami now 

Commerce Lara authi hether your 

child may help you at the mill or n 

v. mobile and 

u(> all that 

Up to date, Roosevelt has called about a dozen of the 

leading men of the country liars. But that doesn't make them 

Between the "pull" and the "push" gangs at Sacramento, 

the State treasury is having a hard time keeping a little cash on 

If there be any other muck-rakers hanging around the 

Legislature, let us make haste to bury them in the Bulletin's 

Oklahoma reports a new and mysterious disease. It is 

well known in San Francisco, and is called an itching palm for 

Japan is land crazy. She wants the earth, in fact, and 

the waters of all the seas, but she needs a sound thrashing abovs 
all things. 

One of the new United Stales Senators was a horse 

jockey. If at Emeryville, thai explains how he got there. Ses 
the pointy 

Really, now. it is noi a valid excuse For letting mother 

wash the dishes because you have a diamond engagement ring 
on your finger. 

It is an ill wind that Mow- nobody good, 'that is to 

say. the recent rains and winds helped materially to pick out 
the Xo. 1 shoe to thi' entile Satisfaction of its wearer. 

Funny, isn't if, that the capital cities of this country arc 

noi prosperous trade centers. Still, it is hard lor ,'i town to grow 
under the influence of Legislative bodies, and the reason is 


The Boston man who married that "angel-face" girl will 

reach tin' brown-bread-and-beans stage of her angelhood pretty 

-non. when he will realize that there are angels and there ar< 

By stopping at Hawaii to rest a day or two. is all thai 

i- required to make Japanese coolies eligible to free and un- 
ne,| admission to San Prai the Washington Gov- 

ernment puts it. 

The acreage of the hills already introduced in the Legis- 
lature is greater than in former -.--ion-, and the profits thai 
nrc expected to accitii — well, there are ••millions in them" in 
fond expectation. 

When a university "frat." with a membership of thirty 

or forty has a record of not turning Out more than one graduate 
a vear for four or live years — well, ask Benjamin Ide Wheeler 
what the matter is. 

The Chinese are growing in favor and the .lapain - 

growing in disfavor in this country. We admired the Japs while 
i re thrashing the Russians, but we never suspected the) 
were so infernally mean. 

The expulsion of the Bulletin and its gang of Live*- 

nashes from the halls of the Capitol will not hurt either the 
paper or its hoodlum staff. It has no influence, and 
stereotvped saving: "If von see it in the Bulletin, it isn't true.'" 

Qillett hopes grafting will Ik- broken up while it - 

voting. Why. man. it was old when Esau was held up and mad ■ 

ee for his inter 
Oh, no! Grafting is an old way of trading influent 

Now that I>eopold has surrendered, or rather tran-f 

lis interests in the Congo country to Belgium, missionari 
give up trving to steal »he rubtx-r trade of th< 
•ium is a nation, and is not in the habit _ much bach: 



February 2, 1907. 

"You mar read the Bible from Genesis to Revelations, and 
you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of 
Sunday."— Cardinal Gibbons in "Faith of Our Fathers. Page 

"There is no word, no hint, in the New Testament about ab- 
staining from work on Sunday."— Canon Fi/lun. The Ten Com- 

"No regulations for its observance are laid down m the New 
Testament, nor, indeed, is its observance even enjoined."— Dr. 
Philip Shuff. Shaff-Herzog Encyclopedia,, artii le Sunday. 

"Centuries of the Christian Era passed away before Sunday 
was observed as a Sabbath."— Sir William DomvUle, Examina- 
tion of Six Texts. 

"The enforced observance of a day held sacred by one of the 
sects is a discrimination in favor of that sect, and a violation of 
the freedom of the others."— Chief Justice Terry, of California. 

"Considered as a municipal regulation, the Legislature has no 
right to forbid or enjoin the lawful pursuit of a lawful occupa- 
tion on one day of the week, any more than it can forbid it al- 
together." —9 Calif. 502. 

"The very inquisition itself is wrapped up in (lie Sunday-law 
movement. Let all honest, liberty-loving people everywhere with- 
draw from it. It belongs to the mystery of iniquity. God has 
commanded no man to keep Sunday as the Sabbath." — IT. I. 
Coleord. The Civil Sabbath. 

."So far as the State is concerned, a man has a right to observe 
any day. or no day, as a rest day, or Sabbath, just as in the mat- 
ter of baptism he" has a right to be immersed, sprinkled or not 
baptized at all, so far as the State is concerned. Sabbath-keep- 
ing, like baptism, is a religious and therefore a personal matter. 
Whether a man keeps the Sabbath, or whether he is baptized, 
may affect his standing before God; but it cannot rightfully 
affect his standing in the eyes of civil Government. He should 
not be considered a criminal if he refrains from being baptized, 
neither should he be regarded as a criminal if he does not ob- 
serve the Sabbath. Keeping the Sabbath is a religious duty, not 
a civil duty." — Logic of Sabbath, Legislation. 

Tin' News Letter is unalterably opposed to a compulsory ob- 
servance of the Sabbath or any of the religious holidays. Tin- 
News Letter protests against the invasion of the civil rights of 
the individual by the introduction of religious rites safe-guarded 
by law. The vast majority of Californians aTe opposed to a 
"ready-made-Sabbath," and. if the militant-professing Christian 
but knew it, the enactment of a compulsory observance of the 
Sabbath law is only giving the element, the constantly growing 
element that does not believe in gods or idols, another strong 
claim for popular favor. The attempt to pass such a law is an 
attempt to return to the dark ages, to the inquisition, to the 
blind, narrow-mindedness of the established church, to the 
blue laws of Connecticut, to the lamentable ignorance of the age 
of church domination, whether it be the church of Jew, Gentib, 
Moslem or Hindu. 


There are but two questions involved in the Japanese ques- 
tion. The first is, is it a sound national policy to permit the 
laboring class of Japan or any other Asiatic country to enter 
the United States to engage in mechanical or laboring occupa- 
tions? The second question is, are such Asiatics now. or would 
they ever, become a menace to American labor? We hear a 
great deal about the "dignity" of American labor, and there 
seems to be great fear in some quarters of Asiatic competition 
driving American workingmen into living on rice and dwelling 
in huts. It so happens, however, that those who are so afraid 
that the "dignity" of labor will be lowered to the level of coolie- 
ism are not workingmen in the true sense of the word. They 
are organizers of labor unions and become walking delegates 
when unions are formed. They live by their wits on labor, 
themselves never doing any sort of manual work. Their oppor- 
tunity to draw money from unions for their services is con- 
tingent upon their ability to keep employe]- and employee at 
daggers'^ point with a threatened strike as the means to keep 
the spirit of unionism alive and the vigilance of the employer 
on the alert. Thus far in the evolution of our industrial life 
the only thing that has disturbed the "dignity of labor" has 
been labor itself, by surrendering its individual worth and its 
force of personal character to the Gompers and the Debs ami the 

Corneliuses of organized labor. The only dignity attached to 
labor is that which is the incentive to do the best possible job 
and insure unqualified justice to the employer. Gompers can- 
not tell a working man how to dignify labor, nor can a man 
dignify labor until he has dignified himself by asserting his own 
personal independence and his rights as an individual. 

So far as Asiatic competition is concerned, the kind of labor 
Asiatics engage in American labor will not touch, and but for 
Chinese. Japanese, Koreans and other nationalities in the Far 
East and Italy and Hungary there would be very little railway 
construction, and the lumber, fish, mining and agricultural in- 
dustries would be crippled all the time for labor. Unskilled 
labor has to be relied upon to pave the way for skilled working- 
men, and since our own people will not do common labor, does 
not Asiatic labor benefit skilled labor by getting the raw material 
n-adv for skilled hands to transform into finished commercial 
products? So far as the social status of Asiatics in America 
is concerned, that is for ourselves alone to determine. If we 
want them on a social parity, perhaps they might be persuaded 
to don a swallow-tail coat and gei as drunk on wine as some 
high-class Americans do. or spend their evenings in saloons and 
participate in drunken rows. As to Asiatics or boys and girls 
of any foreign country attending our public schools with our 
children, why, all the artillery of heaven and bell could not 
force open our school-house doors to them against our wishes. 
So let US quit agitating ourselves and be sensible. If our people 
will not work as laborers, let others come from the four quar- 
ters of the globe if they will serve where they belong. America 
is Ihe home of every kind of labor, and it is jusi as noble and 
grand to be an honest hod-carrier as to be the Governor of a 
State, nor can it ever be "Cornered" by men of any nation. 
Open the gates wide to all who will be hewers of wood and draw- 
ers of water. 


There is a wave of intolerance passing over the entire world. 
The public everywhere is hypercritical and hysterical. It is 
well to apply remedies quite as severe as the disease, where the 
case seems to be a desperate one, but only the most pessimistic 
would dare to aver that the entire nation is in a desperate state 
as to its morality. The News Letter has often called attention 
to the fact that the prevalence of information on the subject 
and punishment of crime is not an evidence of immorality-, bur. 
rather an evidence that crime is being exposed, and that the 
majority of good people have decided to prevent any further 
spread of the gangrenous sore that has been eating at the vitals 
of our larger cities. At the same time, there is a danger of 
slopping over and becoming so terribly pessimistic that all 
things have an oblique look, and honesty becomes an indistin- 
guishable quality. The man who contends that there is no 
room for improvement is an optimist of the worst and not the 
best kind. There is no need of legislation to accomplish the re- 
sults that a few sane citizens in our larger cities are attempting 
to bring about. The laws are good enough as thev stand. There 
i< no need of enactments that will attemnt to legislate the peo- 
ple into a less lax morality. The attempt to pass a Sundav law 
that will compel observance of the Christian Sabbath is legisla- 
tion of this class, and is an attempt by misguided Pharisees to 
make everv one look at morality through their glasses, and it is 
a reminder of the character satirized by Tom Moore, who not 
only thought that salvation was only to be found in the Koran. 
hut that it could be obtained from none but his owp particular 
copy of the sacred book. It was. in a way. a marked ropy, and 
because of this possessed a quality of salvation nol to be found 
in any other copy of the same edition. 


According to the recent reports, the Kaiser has at last suc- 
ceeded in checking the advance of his ancient and formerly in- 
superable enemy, the Social Democratic party. This party is re- 
ported to have lost some twenty seats in the encounter, and the 
Kaiser, who dissolved the Reichstag on account of its disagree- 
ment with his colonial policy, is now master of the situation. Tf 
anybody still retains any doubt as to the ability of tin- Kaiser, 
it is about time to revise their judgment. He has shown an 
astuteness and a political boldness of which very few would hav-.- 
considered him capable, even a very short time ago. 

February %, 1907. 



Some of the English newspapers profess to see a "wilful an.l 
serious menace" in the position taken by Japan in the matter of 
the treatment of its subjects in California. The)' grow quite 
hysterical, and the idea seems to possess them that Japan wishes 
to embroil the United States in a quarrel with England. 

In that connection, they, the English, fear that Germany will 
take advantage of the situation and place her ships and her army 
at the disposition of Uncle Sam, with a view to an alliance be- 
tween Germany and the United States, "offensive and defen- 

It 1 is an astonishing fact that no amount of education wiil 
make an Englishman think other than as an Englishman. He 
can never put himself in the other fellow's shoes. It does not 
occur I" the Englishman that such a thing as an alliance between 
the United States and Germany is actually nauseating to a patri- 
otic American. 

We are quite able to care for ourselves, our boundaries and 
our dependencies as against Japan, or any other nation, with- 
out making alliances with the tottering empires of Continental 
Europe. And Japan is too cunning to fight with us and not 
anxious to kick up a row. All Japan wishes at this time is to 
inter into successful negotiations at Washington to the end that 
her coolie class will remain at home or find only one possible 
outlet, and that is by way of Korea or Manchuria. The school 
children problem is quite beside the larger central question that 
is being threshed out in the diplomatic game. The main thing 

is to populate the great interior plains of Korea and Manchuria 
and to keep Asia for the brown man, a great, federation of the 
Mongol triad. 


Both fiance and Japan have recently Be1 examples which 

might be profitably followed by the oilier maritime nations of 

the world. 

Hitherto, when naming men-of-war alter individuals, the in- 
dividuals selected to hn\e their names thus perpetuated have al- 
most invariably been army or navy officers, usually navy officers. 

In the British naw there has long I a a so-called "Admiral" 

class of battleships, with such names as Hood. Collingwood, 

Nelson, Howe anil the like, represented in it. The Russian, 
Italian, German and other navies have done lil ! in the 

I'nited Stales naw the dosti'o\oi> and the torpedo boats are all 

named after distinguished naval officers In Beveral European 

monarchies, men-of-war are frequently named after members 

of royal families. 

Prance ha- made an inn I'd a col ndalile o 

that, she is naming many of ber new men-of-war after dis- 
tinguished authors, savants, ami other civilians who have shed 

'- inn, li lustre upon Fiance in lime- of peace as her warriors 
have in time of war. 'Phi- i- a graceful tribute to the men of 
genius who have helped maki Prance what she i*. ami has the 
added merit of making the naw even more popular than 

Phi nunc- of Ernest Renan, Jules Ferry, Leon Qamberta, Jules 

Michclet. Victor Hugo ami others are already to be found or. 
the French naw lis!-, and others, i( is Baid, are to he added to 

it. Japan has made an even more revolutionary innovation in 

time-honored customs. Hitherto, whenever a warship was cap- 
tured from an enemy, she was exultantly held up as a trophy, 

with her original name always retained. Sometime- nations, 
- and Great Britain, went so far as 

re brand-new ships the nam.'- of captured "ties, when the 
had been relegated to the -rotten row" of our navy yards. 

riere, a Cyane, a Levant, a Java on our lists 

Derations. We <till have an Alert, a Frolic and a Boxer. 

Ih, Japanese have don. a graceful thing by changing the 

names of all the ship- ired from Russia during the re- 

cent war. Every former Russian ship now has a Japanese 

name. Old sore* will thus l>e Bi ly healed and t 

while eiionn will not be taunted by the p mother 

which at one time flew his own. 

In making war on his Polish suhj. - 

right to call thi nun being 

■ his tyranny before many months. 

I n have just been initiated 

sity without 


The Board of Supervisors has appropriated $7,500 for a re- 
port on the proposed municipal salt water system of fire protec- 
tion. The report is to be prepared by Chief Engineer Shaugii- 
t-iessy, City Engineer Woodwards, Engineers Cormiek and T. W. 
Ransom, and H. H. Gorter of the city Are department. Full de- 
tails are to be given of a salt-water system under high pressure, 
with estimates of the cost of erecting power stations on the 
shores of the bay, of providing the distributing pipes, fire-boats 
and reserve cisterns. 

When the report is ready, it will be submitted to the Super- 
visors, who will then place it before the people, asking them t.> 
accept or reject each item in the system individually. The es- 
sential features of the plan are as follows: Pumping stations 
furnishing water at a pressure of 300 pounds to the square inch 
at the pumps; municipal fire-boats furnishing water at the same 
pressure at each pumping station; a system of mains, hydrants, 
etc., covering the old down-town business district; auxiliary 
reservoirs on elevations not protected by the high pressure 
mains; a telephone system connecting the various parts of the 
district with the pumpin"- stations ; an auxiliary system of fire- 
protection, either by high-pressure mains or reservoirs, for the 
wholesale and manufacturing district, comprising 16th, 17th 
and 19th streets, San Bruno avenue, Rhode Island, Minnesota 
and Kentucky streets; another auxiliary system protecting the 
region bounded by Fillmore street on the east, Devisadero on the 
west, Broadway on the north, and Oak on the south ; cisterns 
to be built in the business and residence districts at such points 
as may be suggested by the Chief Engineer of the Fire Depart- 
ment. It is estimated roughly that the cost of the proposed 
system will be three million dollars, for which sum the people 
will be asked to authorize the issuance "I bonds, if the system is 
accepted in its entirety. 


flic making of criminals still goes on at Emeryville, all 
unhindered by the authorities. The Legislature is waiting to 
see what the Lshlcnian bill will do in the incubating room, 
otherwise known as the "committee on public morals." .Judging 
by the complexion of tin- commit lee, there is more than one 

aigger in the w 1-pile, and the bill will be smothered, the on< 

poor attempt at being virtuous will n I a violent death. Itf 

outcries will not be heard on the outside of the room where tin 
conspirators will meel to bring about its end. 
There is but one way to reach the Legislature, and that is 

jli its constituency. The men in the State at large, who 

eie.i these men. aie lii^rr ilian the boss wlc. dictates to them. 
The country constituency is the only club that can beat boss 
and lawmakers into decency, and when these Legislators are re- 
creant to their trust, it i- time that the country district was 
heard from. Let every individual take up the matter with his 

individual representative. Write him your views on the sub- 
ject, and let it be hot from the griddle. Nothing can reach the 
San Francisco delegation. It is no better or worse 1 

-ntueiicv. Ii has so thoroughly innocnlated youth and old 

age in the metropolis with the race track virus that it is a hope- 

■-- situation. Oakland is manfully doing all il can do to 

bring about some tangible result, and it is from Alameda 

County that the Eahelman measure emanates. Oakland would 

gladly wipe the Emeryville iniquity from the map, but without 
the help of the Slate at large. Oakland and the few earnest men 
n San Francisco who are lending a hand to eliminate ti 
tering blot from California, arc powerless. Let us bear from 
■he Stale. Let the I. ' the men who made 

them, and who can unmake them, and let them hear at once, and 
in no uncertain tone. 

The London Standard states with great gravity that "Pew 

■ an dispute that every English child ought to Ik- thoroughly in- 

-iructcd in the I - ative tongue, and nurtured upon the 

English literature." L- g 1 advice, and its 

humorous, too. Imagine I 's plunge into Cock- 

mpart a know bilge of English or his dismay in 
the jungle of Birmingham, or hotter still, his despair in Wial - 
or Cornwall! The Standard has certainly struck it rich. 

Thaw is now trying to teach the New York eriminil 

court the differ. - mporary insanity, il 

convenience and the real a r ' 


Eebeuaey 2, 190, . 


The Eastern weeklies have sent out a number of correspondents 
to study and discuss the Japanese school question, and inci- 
dentally the reason why on this coast unlimited Japanese immi- 
gration is not popular, with the Rooseveltian suggestion of Jap- 
anese citizenship is not received with enthusiasm. Without 
an exception, the writers fail utterly to grasp the root of tli 
difficulty and to understand the real condition of affairs. 

In any country it is unwise to have a part of the population 
living virtually by themselves, not associating with the great 
mass of the people, not taking any interesi in local affairs, and 
taking their inspiration and their orders from a foreign poten- 
tate or Government That is true not only of this coast: it is 
true of the Eastern States, true of the South, true of Europe. 
It is graphically illustrated in the South, with its negro prob- 
lem: and it will be accentuated on this coast because the unniix- 
able element here is more intelligent, has a home Government 
and a nationality which the negro lacks. While most of the 
white immigration that this country is receiving is entirely un- 
desirable, yet the descendents of the present immigrants will 
probably be better educated, more intelligent, and consequently 
better citizens than their fathers. They will inter-marry with 
the other races around them, and their allegiance to any foreign 
country, their sympathy with any foreign system, and their lack 
of adaptability to things American, will disappear. 

That is not true of the Japanese or the Chinese. The latter 
have been with us for years, and the immense mass of the Chi- 
nese, even those born in this country, are as thoroughly Chinese 
to-day as they were the day the first coolie landed upon this 
coast. The dead walls in Chinatown continually exhibit pro- 
clamations that originate in Peking, and not in the United 
States, and it is notorious that the tongs and six companies and 
other Chinese influences are far more potential in regulating 
the doings of the Chinese population than the laws passed at 
Sacramento or Washington. The right of suffrage and the hon- 
ors of citizenship should only be given to those who will first of 
all be Americans; who would fight for this country, if necessary. 
against any other nation on the earth, and who. in exercising 
the suffrage, would be governed by the welfare of things Ameri- 
can, and not by a desire to help a nation more or less antagonistic 
in its interests to this republic. No one who knows the Japanese 
doubts, and they themselves will not deny, that even if they 
were citizens, they would vote and act in any way that would as- 
sist the Mikado and that would further the interests of the 
island empire. 

While it is a good deal to ask of the tax-pavers of California 
that they should support schools for the Mikado's subjects, yet 
there would be no complaint if the stream of little brown coolies 
was stopped now. So far as the better class of Japanese is con- 
cerned, there never has been the slightest objection to them, 
and they have always enjoyed every privilege that is accordel 
whites of their class. Would it not be wise for our strenuous 
President and his scarcely less strenuous Secretary of State, to 
devote some of their time and energy to securing for Americans 
in Japan some few of the rights which the Japanese are freelv 
granted in America. One thing is certain, the Mikado look- 
after the welfare of his children far better than does Fucle 


The expulsion of Edward J. Livernash from the halls of the 
California Legislature as a newspaper correspondent in the lir-t 
instance, and on his personal account in the second instance and 
a prohibition order issued against the newspaper he served' for 
bidding its circulation in or about the eapitol building is in 
no sense a trespass upon the "freedom of the press." "Freedom 
of the press" has limitations that arc clearly defined by the same 
unwritten law which distinguishes between decency and inde- 
cency, and every individual, family and legislative body has the 
innate right to interpret that law according to his or its^own 
code of moral conduct. Thus, in the act of the Legislature for 
bidding the presence of the correspondents of the San Francisco 
Bulletin m its halls, or the circulation of itself there or there- 
about, was in no sense an infringement upon the rights of th 
"press. There are those who prefer the Bulletin to all other 
California newsnaners, nor is there a w.itten or unwritten law 
to say them nay. But the public, in its collective capacity as 
voiced in its Government, may prohibit the circulation of' the 

Bulletin in given places: also prohibit its transmission by or 
through any public agency. 

The expulsion of the Bulletin's correspondents from the Legis- 
lative halls and suppressing its circulation in the capital build- 
ing, was done under the authority of a public sentiment which 
foil, i, Is the circulation of obscene printed matter because of its 
corrupting influences. It is upon this public sentiment that the 
Washington Government issues what it calls "fraud orders." 
These orders cover all articles of merchandise and printed mat- 
ter whose purpose is to swindle the public or debauch the mind 
of old or young. In that sense, die general Government is 
paternal, and assumes the same right a parent exercises when 
deciding what is not good for the child without consulting the 
child's likes or dislikes. But the Legislature of California goes 
slid further. It .Iocs not consider the Bulletin and iis news- 
gatherers so much a combination to corrupt the public by deal- 
ing in nostrums which impair the health and lowers the morals 
"f the people as a purpose to destroy the good name of men and 
women by weaving fabrics out of whole cloth, and malicious lies 
that they be held in low esteem by those who know them. Ac- 
cording to the opinion of the Legislature, the occupation of the 
Bulletin and its Btaff of correspondent- i- far lower ami decidedly 
more dangerous to society than anything covered by the Govern- 
ment's "fraud order." ETence, more drastic measures for its 
destruction or suppression wnr required, which was by taking 
direct action and singling out the offenders and giving them a 
dose that kills, for the time, at least. 

As lo the question of the justification of th,. Legislature in 
expelling the Mullein, and its hired assassins of character from 

fta ll;llk ll '- n" 1 ai all debatable. When a snake or a polecal 
intrudes, only drastic measures will secure protection against il 
Fangs, if it be a snake, or from its distillation of noxious per- 

1 ' >' " be a skunk. The Legislature had to act. and acl 

quickly. The snake end of the Bulletin was hissing and show- 
ing its fangs everywhere in the halls and committee rooms of 
the eapitol building, and the air was laden with the dreadful 
smell of the cat, and something had to be done in a hum to 
expel the serpentine beast. The onlv reason for censuring the 
Legislature is, perhaps, in giving the skunk and its staff of 
snakes too much prominence. It might create curiosity in the 
tens or hundreds of thousands of folk who never heard of th- 
blackguard to see a copy of it. But as for Livernash— well, lei 
us trade him for a Japanese coolie, and then deport the coolie. 

The reports are in. In Glasgow, where municipal owner- 
ship ol street railways is the thine, the tax levy is 3.5 per ecu' 
higher than in Edinburgh, where the idiotic scheme is rejected 
as an insane proposition. 

, tl ls said the question of eliminating the word "Jesus" 

Iron, the Senate chaplain's prayer has been settled by the Lord 

himself by objecting to have his name pronounced or himself 
referred to by a California Legislature. 

.Vow let Penis Kearney break out again, and San Fran- 
cisco will look natural. 



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February 2, 1907 


HartheCncr* Why (fc'c/en/jrf t&ja 7' 
'One ihtl wtUjJay lie tkri/.sir, with yon 

If it did not happen so often as to attract attention, the 

mawkish curiosity and indecent excitement displayed on the 
occasion of the sentencing of the two gas-pipe murderers, the 
wild anxiety of women who would have been much better en- 
gaged had they been at home cooking their dinners or washing 
their children, to gaze at a couple of low, depraved desperadoes, 
or to comment on the sorrow and grief of their unfortunate rela- 
tives, was a spectacle at once degrading and unnatural. The 
law provides that justice shall be administered in open courts, 
and that there shall be no secret trials nor star chamber sen- 
tences, but there is a long way between complying with that re- 
quirement and allowing the court room to be turned into a 
show for the gratification of morbid curiosity and gaping crowds. 
Formerly executions took place on the public streets or in au 
open square ; now they are carried out quietly in the interior of 
prisons, and it would seem as though the same policy could be 
followed in the matter of trials and other court functions. Cer- 
tainly women and children should be rigorously excluded from 
the court rooms during the trial of criminal cases. Nothing is 
to be gained by their presence, and much harm must inevitably 
result. Nothing breeds criminals like notoriety, and the Gov- 
ernment never displayed its wisdom more conclusively than 
when ii conducted the trial of the murderer of MeKinley quietly 
and executed him without giving the yellow press a chance to 
publish pages of details. 

A movement is on fool to parole Bunkers. It should 

succeed. Of the four Senators who disgraced the Last Legisla- 
ture, Bunkers is the least guilty, simplv because In- mentality is 
so weak thai he is not capable of great Binning. Wright, who 

has lied, was a bright lawyer of more than ordinary ability; 

Emmons had escaped trouble before, and shown his shrewdness 
by turning preacher, and while French is nol a genius, he is a 

long Hay from lining the unaiial incompetent llial Hunkers is. 

Bunkers is a fair sample of the men who are thrown to the sur- 
face when labor agitations Btir the dregs oi - ity. Ee was 

selected not for what he knew, but for what not know, 

ami because he would prove a wi ids of bis 

reatorB. The w bole storj oi I be Senate] i i iws — 

ami no one knows the fad better than Senator Belahaw who 
as a membei of the prison board, •■ d ih • 

paroling of bis former confrere — that both the bribed and tin 
bribers recogni pacrh of Bunkei 

the Labor Union Si ii thai reason as the person to take 

a leading place in the bribing. Bunkers should be paroled, not 
because he was nol guilty, or because be once held an important 
political office, bul because he has Buffered the most, while the 
least unihv of the four disgraced statesmen. 

The directors of the Metropolitan Opera Hon-.' have ob- 
jected i" the pet formance of the opera "Salome" ai ainsi 
the best interests of the theatre. This decision is nol surprising. 

The opera created tremendous scandal when performed in I 
Lin, One Califomian, 1 have heard. led from the 

i Berlin for hissing the scene in which Salome pas- 
sionately bites the inn the Baptist, holding his - 
head while she did so. A n ind degenerate 
mance was nevei seen on any stage. Without holding 
brief for prudery, we must asserl that there are limits within 
which the action of I play must revolve. That limit is reached 
when the Belf-respert of the audience is invaded. 

The daily new- respond, i wonderful 

sentences sometimes. One ^i them sends from S the 

nut of a steamboat mix-up in which tn • ink. 

The announcement that such was theii 
for the correspondent, however, lb needs n ist tell i 
asserting that the] -auk to the bottom of the fa 

know- this, - they went only 

hall re invisibly suspend' 

and the mud. 

.';t upon this 

- to be a blackguard. 

Many local coal dealers, during the prevailing coal fam- 
ine, have practiced a species of petty graft which is as brazen a 
fraud on their customers as it is a profitable industry for them- 
selves. No sooner had the wholesale price of coal gone up, than 
the retailers immediately advanced their prices — not for the coal 
they bought, at the new high prices, but the old coal they bought 
at the old low prices. Then, wdien there was a slight fall in tile 
wholesale price of coal, they still adhered to the high retail price, 
claiming that they bought it at the old high wholesale price. I E 
the latter argument is good, as it is, the other argument thai 
the new wholesale price compelled high retail price for coal al- 
ready bought cheap, is ridiculously dishonest. What is more, 
the increase in the retail price was out of all proportion to the 
increase of wholesale price. Where the latter was increased, saw 
teu per cent, the retail price was increased 15 or 20 per cent. Is 
that not robbery? 

Irishmen are generally held to possess an unusually high 

sense of humor, but there are exceptions. When a lot of Irish- 
men get together in a theatre, as they did a few weeks ago in the' 
Victoria Iheatre, in New York, and hoot and insult two Irish 
comedians, on the sole ground that the latter made fun of the 
Irish race, the rioters clearly showed their own silliness. X i 
intelligent American objects to the comic stage Yankee ; no in- 
telligent Englishman, Hebrew or German does anything but be 
amused at the conventional cockney Britisher, Hebrew imper- 
sonator or Dutch comedian. It has remained for the Irish agi- 
tator to add to the ridicule that is sometimes good-naturedly 
cast at his race. Without the Yankee, cockney, Hebrew, Ger- 
man and Irish comedians, what would become of our vaudeville 
stage ? 

When the Thaw trial is ended, the public will be spared 

one nuisanci — the publication, day after day, of pictures ol 

'thaw and his wife. They have been pictured until every reader 
in tin' country knows them by heart, 'the San Francisco dailies 
have portrayed the unwholesome pair several times during the 
past week. Aid to what purpose? 'flu' tair Evelyn is beautiful, 
but her good Loo] sari spoiled by the time they are placed before 
the public through the medium of a coarse half-tone portrait 
printed on gray paper with poor ink. As for her degenerate 
husband, he is far from being a beauty. Their pictures should 
in' dropped for a while. 

'fhe lady of color who i- sueing the Beresford estate Eor 

her share of I be proper!',, ha-e.- her claim on the fact that she 

was the old man's heat friend lor thirty years, and although 
iothered about getting a License, she is entitled to 

; i \. ! ' -e who doi nice his bool - 

undertaker calls for him to take a ride. 

'the re-organization of china's system of Government 

will oblige the historian of the w i turn over the 

page and commence a new chapter. Not since the day that 

Joshua crossed the Jordan to establish a new Government in 

Caanan has a mightier political event ha] 

When i; '" - II was inaugurated be said he wanted ■> 

Cabinet that could defend his administration, but be has found 

e then that it needed a li aiding and required 

quent changes of ministers of portfolios to make defenses go 
and strong. 

Up in Canada, one must not die under ninety-five years 

ige if he would leave the proper kind of a record behind him. 
In fact. -it is io die younger. But on the 

other band, who would want to live in snow drifts any vea:- 

And now -.chic who says all the rivers will dry 

up within the next two year-. All right— let them go dry. 
land will have enough liquid on hand to tide her over until the 
- -nine business, hut how about pi ry" Berke 

! _ ng from dry Berkele ' 'akland arc 

now : refreshment 

at the dividing if they can't wait to have a nip bed 

reaching the middle of the town. 

I direct primary election law will 

turn professional politicians into I without wings, of 

get the hayseed out f.f their think-box. It 
- are the same. 

So much • 'hat they arc 

rrine by killing as many 
. "unavoidable accidents." 


Febbuaby 2, 1907. 


Swi » Ji> i rf i i i'rCT»-T 

A ' \i' . ' J -J I IM ' *'."e'.^ •:■■ ~'- 1 

A local daily paper recently printed a comic paragraph about 
he formation ot a hypothetical "Percy Club," the membership 
aeing restricted to the numerous bearers of the first name 
"Percy." The same suggestion might be carried to the "Ar- 
thurs" in contemporaneous San Francisco journalism. During 
the past year or so, there has been a perfect epidemic of "Ar- 
thurs" in the local newspaper field. I'or example, there are or 
have been recently, on various San Francisco papers, Arthur 
Allen, Aithur Bums, Arthur Doggett, Arthur Dunne, Arthur 
Dutton, Arthur Inkerslev, Arthur McEwen, Arthur Price, and 
a number of scattering Arthurs among the ''cubs.'" To cap all, 
the Press Club's newest employee has Arthur for a first name. 

* * * 

There is a prospect that the world's greatest battleship, the 
Constitution, which Uncle Sam is to add to his navy, will be 
built in San Francisco. The Union Iron Works has bid on the 
work, and every good Westerner hopes it will be successful in 
carrying off the prize. The world has not forgotten the half- 
way around the world trip of the Oregon, a product of the Union 
Iron Works. The Constitution will be of 20,000 tons displace- 
ment, 2,000 tons greater than the British boat Dreadnaught. 
She will cost $10,000,000. 

* * * 

The Duke and Duchess of Marlborough will hereafter meet 
as strangers, as they say in melodrama. They will live in the 
same house, but, to quote melodrama again, she will be wife in 
name only. Other hands than hers will darn his royal socks, 
and no more will he bring her candy on pay-day. But these 
strained relations will not bother the Duke much, as Papa Van- 
derbilt has settled an additional $50,000 a year on him. So he 
probably won't hang around home very much. Worse luck 
has been encountered by young Hon. Lyndhurst Bruce, who re- 
cently married Camille Clifford, the American actress. Bruce 
will be a Lord when his father dies. But the old man not only 
inconsiderately hangs on, but refuses to loosen up to Lynnic, 
whose marriage he strongly disapproved. The son makes a 
little money selling automobiles, but not enough to maintain 
the house that he and Camille have set up. And now Camille 
is bucking, and says that she is tired of paying household ex- 
penses and will get a divorce. It's better to be poor and decent 
than royal and rotten. 

* * * 

A little incident that occurred at the navy yard, Mare Island, 
some years ago, may illustrate the condition of mind which no 
doubt prompted the outrageous letter recently written by Gov- 
ernor Swettenham, of Jamaica, to Admiral Davis, U. S. N. 

The captain of an English man-of-war, who had arrived in 
San Francisco from British Columbia en route home to Eng- 
land, was desirous of making a call upon the commandant at 
Mare Island. So he invited some ladies he knew in San Fran- 
cisco to accompany him on his vessel up the bay for that pur- 
pose. Arrived at the navy yard, the party was taken ashore 
in a boat in charge of a very small midshipman. Standing on 
the wharf was an officer of the United States navy, who, as 
the boat approached, recognized that the men in it were 
strangers to the tide, which was running fast, and no doubt 
fearing that the ladies might get a wetting, began to give in- 
structions to the sailors as to the better way to approach with 
perfect safety. Whereupon up jumped the little middie, with 
the tiller ropes in his hands, and exclaimed at the top of his 
voice in protest : "I command this boat, sir." 
* * * 

The Earl of Yarmouth, once more in the lime light before the 
public as the brother-in-law of Thaw, now on trial for murder 
in New York, has little to recommend him personally. He is 
quite a mediocre character, and his conduct before his marriage 
fco Miss Thaw in regard to the pecuniary arrangements, did not 
tend to elevate him much in the eyes of the world at large. As 
an actor, his main achievement was as a skirt dancer when he 
was an A. D. C. to Lord Brassey in Australia. He made his 
debut as an actor on the stage, under the name of Eric Hope 
at the Madison Square Theatre, New York, in "Make Way for 

the Ladies," and afterwards ran a company of his own at New- 
port. In the profession he has failed to reach the pinnacle of 
success attained by the Earl of Roslyn, who, after being sub- 
jected lo scorn and ridicule at the outset in "Trelawney of the 
Weils." stuck to his guns, showed a great improvement in "His 
Excellency the Governor." and won out in '•Kennihvorth and 
His Brother Officers," showing such talent which speedily won 
a place for him well into the .first rank of professional favorites. 
Rosslyn is made of sterner stuff than Yarmouth, and his record 
in the Boer war was such as lo win the plaudits of the people 
in the British Isles, with whom he stands well on the stage or 

off of it. 

* * * 

Sometimes our English friends are at a loss to understand 
why they are not more popular with the rest of the world; i;' 
they do not find Americans as enthusiastic over them as they 
would like, they attribute it to the recollection of the Revolu- 
tionary War, though one would naturally suppose that that 
would be a far more disagreeable recollection for an Englishman 
than for an American. If they run counter to a Frenchman, it 
is the recollection of Waterloo that makes him dislike them; it' 
it is a German, the cause was the Boer war. Perhaps the recent 
occurrence in Jamaica may prove an eye opener. It is the Swet- 
tenhams and men of their ilk who make their compatriots un- 
popular. It is the assumption that one people is better than all 
the others, and thai one nation has a corner on brains or pro- 
gress. We have hundreds of charming Englishmen in San Fran- 
cisco, men who have lived here all their lives; who are among 
our most delight Jul and popular citizens, who, like the genial 
president of the Olympic Club, for instance, are needed before 
any important function is a success, but they enter into the 
everyday life of the community; they are part and parcel of us; 
while loyal Britons, they are San Franciscans, and their popu- 
larity is of the greatest; but every now and then you come across 
some Britisher who is ever and ever singing "Britania," . wh > 
shows in his looks and manners that he fancies himself made >l 
better clay than the majority of men, and who can see nothing 
good unless it be labeled "Purveyors to His Majesty." Those 
men do their country an immense deal of harm, and are the 
Britishers who make Englishmen less popular than they deserve 
to be. . 

* * * 

Papinta in pearls and pompadour silk ; Papinta, a lotus flower 
wand conjuring up dreams of lovers dead ten centuries ; Papinta, 
a creature of palpitating flame; Papinta, a snow-flake in a storm 
no whiter than her own gleaming shoulders — a widow! 

"lie's been dead two years." she proceeded, half to herself. 
"Didn't you ever hear of my husband? He was a California 
turfman. We raised race horses down at our ranch, eighteen 
miles from Oakland. 1 bought the ranch with the first money 1 
made dancing. After he died I let the horses go. I have sel mil 
a vineyard there now. You see, my plan is to go to Europe 
next season and dance — I've never been there. There are lots 
of places I haven't been — and then for a season or two I suppose 
I'll keep it up, then I'll have enough to go home and live on the 
ranch. I spend every summer there, farming, of course. Dance? 


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i never lake a step. Last summer I raised live hundred little 
chickens — and you know there's nothing that keeps a person 
so busy as running after little chickens. 

"Ain't it too bad I don't know anything to tell you to make i 
story? I'm just a plain, every-day widow, dancing one and two 
week stands In make a living. Honest, now, did you mean it — 
what you said about liking my dances? You knew, didn't you, 
I did that flame dance before Loie Fuller ever came to America. 

"Before you go, have a look at this," uncovering a duck of blue 
gown with wreaths of pink empire roses scattered about on it. 
"Here's my new dress I got the other day. 

"You can go, Katie," nodding to the maid. "You make me 
nervous standing there looking at me!" Katie took her depart- 
ure. "Don't be in a hurry," hospitably, "I just like to sit here 
and cool off before I start to dress." 

Papinta sat cross-legged on the stool before the dressing table 
mirror, wiping the rouge from her cheeks. "Ain't it a shame," 
she soliloquized, looking at her own smiling reflection in the 
glass, "the stupid life a dancer leads.?" 

* * * 

The reports that E. H. Harriman is very sick, show the pen- 
alty required of the great organizers of industry at the present 
time. The charge of idleness frequently made by ignorant and 
foolish agitators against these leaders in production is absurd. 
It is very doubtful if any period of history has demanded so 
much of those who undertake to play an important role. In- 
vestigation of the physical health of the conspicuous builders 
of fortunes and leaders of industry would prove beyond doubt 
that present-day business life requires an appalling sacrifice 
of health and comfort. 

* * * 

An attempt is being made at Ibis session of the Legisla- 
ture to revive the Board of Barbers 1 Examiners, which existed 
in this State a low years ago, I was the cause of a lot of mer- 
riment. By iis provisions, everj knighl of the razor and 

shears had to pass an examination and pay a lee. No 

should object to the revival of such a board, which could no 
no harm. Bui whal is really needed is a law to make barbers 
treat customers with decenc] to make them abandon their 
practices of petty graft and persuasion. Many a man lets his 
hair curl around hit cars simph, because bo hates to go into a 
barber shop. He knows thai be will bo pestered and cajoled 
in an attempt to make him spend three times what bo intended 
lo spend. And be knows thai the grinning sycophant of a bar- 
ber will have bis hand extended for a up before the victim ic 
out. of the chair, All these thii 

despised creature. In countrj towns the barber is often a lead- 
ing citizen, and be would - i a tip. Kill the average city 

barber i- the most menial of hounds, who would lei am on,, kick 

him if a up followed the assault. I !>■ is 9 ha noi n as a 

"creature," and the onhj legislation be is in need of is - - 

thing that will pel him to be a man. 

» » * 

A writer in an Eastern magazine, in an article called 
"What Now York Owes Tweed," demonstrates that in spit" 

ot the stealings done by this greatest of political grafters, Tw I 

oeai mam things for thi i ' '. la' looted. 'I'll,' Boulevard, 
Riverside Park, the Annexed Distrii hospitals, - 

-. docks, were the result of Tweed's enterprise and 

In doing all these tilings, be exacted Ins toll, which was 

a heavy one. But the city bad something to show for it Tweed 

gave enormous sums in charity once giving bis Assemblymen 

$1,000 eai ii to bui - oal for the poor. 

* * * 

The pom There was a tire 

on Ninth street last week in a barn. The reporters gravely as- 
serted thai it was supposed to have been started b. 
st nit carelest aside. If there i- a conflagration 

kind, the i blamed. And wh 

knows. \ cigar stump is larger and ha- on it. The 

lighted heel ot a pip But they 

are never given as th< I repu- 

tation is tli It is blamed for so many things that the 

general public I ot Folly did towan 

: "A la . 

"All honor to him who shall win the prize," 

'I be world has cried for a thousand years, 
lint to him who tries and who fails and dies 

1 give great, honor and glory and tears. 

Give glory and honor and pitiful tears 
To all who fail in their deeds sublime ; 

Their ghosts are many in the van of years, 

They were born with time in advance of lime. 

Oh, great is the hero who wins a name, 

I bit greater many and many a time 
Some pale-faced fellow who dies in shame 

And lets God finish the thoughts sublime. 

And great is the man with a sword undrawn 
And good is the man who refrains from wine. 

But the man who fails and yet still fights on, 
Lo, he is the twin-born brother of mine. 

— Joaquin Miller. 


To those who complain of the muck-raking tendencies of the 
San Francisco press, and for the purpose of suggesting a sane 
and safe course for our daily competitors, the News Letter com- 
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"As against reckless denunciation I set fair criticism. As 
against indiscriminate attacks upon business organizations, I 
set a serious and determined attempt to ascertain evil and 
remedy it. As against general censure, involving innocent and 
guilty alike, without any attempt at discrimination, I set that 
praise for the worthy citizen, for the honorable business man, 
for the efficient official^ which is just as important in maintain- 
ing our standards as criticisms of him who is faithless and pun- 
ishment of him who is guilty. 

* iii * * * * 

This is a Government of sound public opinion, and not a Gov- 
ernment of insanity and appeals to the passious of the ignorant 
and the thoughtless." 


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The San Rafael drug stores now close daily at 8:30 p. m.. 
md on Sundays at 1 p. m. One store remains open all day Sun- 
lay, the various stores alternating in this, so that there is always 
a drug store open if needed. A sign on the stores closed tells 
those interested which store is opened on a given Sunday. 

* * * 

Professor Duniway, of Stanford University's history depart- 
ment, took a crack at the California Legislature the other day, 
when, in making a comparison between the English House of 
Commons and the like institutions of this country, he pointed 
out that the Commons always represent the people, something 
that our Representatives anil Senatorial bodies fail to do. "Tab.! 
for example our own Legislature," he said : •■nobody can say 
that the California Legislature represents the people." 

* * * 

Minn comment has been occasioned by the recent ^ appearance 
of an editorial on the flunk-out system, in "Sequoia," Stanford's 
literary magazine. The editor warmly criticises the scholarship 
committee and their methods. Says he : "We regard the '1111111;' 
out system as unjust, unnecessary, and inexpedient. It is always 
unjust to set up a mechanical requirement of a certain number 
of hours, and then condemn every one who does not meet the 
requirement. The earnest, conscientious students of the univer- 
sity are often registered in difficult courses, courses in which it 
is possible for a man to fail, even if he has made every effort 
to meet the requirements. Host of the flunk-outs come from 
the law and engineering departments, although the men in these 
departments are usually those who come to college with a definite 
purpose in view, and who are willing to work hard toward that 
end. On the other hand, the grafters who are here primarily 
for the social life are usually registered in departments where 
the requirements are not so severe, and in 'pipe' courses, in 
which a passing grade can easily be obtained by a very small 
amount of work." The editor states further that he believes 
it peculiarly unjust to flunk such a large number of students at 
this time, because at the time of the 'quake, when the future of 
the university was uncertain, "the men and women rallied loy- 
ally to the support of their alma mater in her hour of difficulty 
with a devotion unparalleled in the history of universities," and 
that it was also unjust to flunk so many prominent men, for 
they, in reorganizing the activities of the student body, "were 
compelled to sacrifice temporarily their academic work to the 
general good of the whole university." 

As regards that wonderful loyalty and academical sacrifice, 
we can pass it over with little more than a word. It is pure 
bosh, undiluted bosh. But there is much in the statement that 
the flunk-out system is wrong in the main. It is true that some 
of the best students are registered in the most difficult depart- 
ments, and that often-times they fail in their studies because 
the standard required is too high, and not because they have 
neglected their work. It is also true that the loafers take the 
"pipe" courses, go through college on the fly, and emerge with 
a diploma at the end of four years, even though they do not de- 
serve it. The editor is right in criticising the "mechanical re- 
quirement" of the system. Had he stopped there, he might have 
made his point. But when he brought forth that remarkable 
statement concerning the beautiful loyalty and self-sacrifice, he 
pulled down the ridicule of the newspaper world on his head, 
and his whole argument was passed up with a laugh at himself 
and a sneer at the opinion he voices. 

The newspaper criticism of the editorial furnishes an excellent 
example of the injustice of the dady press toward the college 
man. The student editor has been ridiculed on all sides, sim- 
ply on the strength of his unfortunate remarks on loyalty and 
sacrifice. No notice was taken of the wisdom of his other argu- 
ment. And why? Because the newspaper men know nothing 
about the argument or what it concerns. Their object is simply 
to hold 1he college editor up as an example of asininity, and 
they rake over the editorial to find the bad points. One publica- 
tion, which calls the "Sequoia" chief of a "weary Titan," says 
that "there is nothing in this world so solemn as a college boy 
lecturing his elders." There is only one other thing as solemn, 
and that is, a newspaper talking of something of which it knows 
nothing. It would have been well for the sheet in question to 
have done something further than read its correspondent's story 
of the editorial — the editorial itself, for example. 

It is a boast of Stanford that the object of the institution is 
to turn out men. not scholars. With the committee flunking 
students before they have reached that stage in their education 
where they may be called educated, it is a cinch that Stanford 
is turning out men, not scholars, and that's no joke, especially 
for the "men." 

There is a merry political fight on between members of the 
sophomore class of Stanford university. Six ambitious second- 
year students are anxious to edit the 1909 "Quad." the college 
annual, published by the Junior class, and have announced their 
intentions of running for office if nominated. As none of the 
aspirants have anything much more than a prep, school, or an 
imaginary record on which to base their ability to hold down 
the editorial chair, it will be an election, not of merit, but of 
friendship. Between now and the day, the candidates will be 
busy speaking to everybody l hey ever met, forming new friend- 
ships, reviving old. and talking about the other fellow. There is 
one girl out for the office. The Sophomoric gallantry is going 

to receive a severe test. 

* * * 

J( is nothing for (he political pot to bubble over at the Car- 
dinal college. Politic.- al that institution is as active, though 
not al all times as rotten, as politics in San Francisco and Sac- 
ramento. There arc the usual machines, conspiracies and slan- 
der, manipulated by the customary boss, with the same skill and 
cunning as is used by the professional. Berkeley is in the same 

ciindil ion. 

* * * 

The recent outburst against High School fraternities has 
brought to light the Eacl thai the Palo Alto high school has none 
• if the social nuisances; at least, none that are allowed to bear 
the school name. The authorities have further shown their wis- 
dom in not allowing the "frat" man to wear the insignia of his 
brotherhood in the class-room. 

* * * 

Reputations go a-glimmering these days. The Cochrane, up 

to now regarded as leading lawyers of Marill County, are charged 
with extortion and other still worse things in connection with 
their profession, which, if true, must have n disastrous elfec! 
upon their position. To read current local history is like passing 
through a cemetery, in which arc interred many promising 

careers What is the meaning of this waste? Can it be truth- 
fully assigned to climatic inlluenees, or are the preachers near 
the mark when they attack our educational standards? What- 
ever may be the truth, there is a heavy and disagreeable toll de- 
manded of apparent success. 

* * * 

What is the matter with the Oakland ministers? They seem 
to he in the habit of going off at a tangent and making charges 
which they cannot substantiate when called upon to do so. The 
time is not lung since the Reverend Robert Whitaker brought 
charges of municipal graft which, on examination, he could not 
establish. Now Or. Hille accuses one milliner's establishment, 
of which Ire will not give the name, of encouraging its employees 
to add to their wages bv improper and immoral means. Of 
course every milliner woman is up in anus, and the Reverend 



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Doctor sits mum and says that he was told this. Really, a line 
should be drawn at reckless accusations, even by the saints. The 
ordinary citizen who did not wear a long coat would be in very 
close danger of being shot for such utterances. 

While the hue and cry has arisen in Oakland over the presence 
of that shivery which is an inseparable feature of Chinatown. 
the District Attorney of Alameda County comes out will) the 
statement that there is a form of white slavery which is just 
as pernicious as any yellow slavery can be. District Attorney 
Brown promises to make a clean sweep of things. But he is a 
new broom, and he will find that the centuries of evil will effec- 
tual ly baffle his efforts. It has set church and law at defiance 
since the memory of man runneth not to the contrary, and there 
does not seem anv very good reason whv it should succumb now. 

* * * 

A millionaire who lives in the foothills in San Mateo County 
has named his place "Thanatopsis." His coachman says it is 
because it overlooks Menlo Park, its saloons and its cemetery. 

Open-shop Palo Alto is sore because Senator Marshall Black 
lias had the effrontery to appoint on his staff of assistants at 
Sacramento the "Secretary of the Lumber Handlers" Union" of 
Santa Clara. An American farmer's or horticulturist's son or 
daughter would better have been appointed, says one Palo Alto 
newspaper. We disagree, in that it would have been a crime 
t<J have ushered innocent country people into such a hell-hole 
of graft as the present Legislature now seems to be; a unionist 
has all the qualifications necessary to fullill the duties required 
of a Senator's assistant. 

* * * 

Sheet Superintendent Truesdale, at Palo Alto, acting under 
the orders of Trustee G. J. Carey, forced General Hart's lone 

man and team to quit railr 1 building on Lytton avenue the 

other day. The laborer was pumping |>an-cake batter from the 

avenue under pretense of excavating for the Hart-Alberger- 

Gould system of street railways in the college lown. 

* * * 

Officers' I I- and everybody's bad mad.- ar icupying thj 

attention of Mountain View people. Elected individuals have 
been required in give bonds loo per cenl larger than their pre- 
decessors gave by reason of the fact that the town is growing 30 

rapidly, ami the financial rial is greater. The residents of Ad- 
vert Town are after Supervisor I' rank Mitchell with mud-pad- 
dles, ami charging him with everything from the earthquake 

down to the recent rainy spell, merely because the "roadfi BXC 

had." Mitchell is wise, however, preferring i" give in- road 
building attention i" the conntj road near Palo Alto and Star- 
fni-.l University, where lie got similar roasting about this time 
last Mar for failure to conquer the mild god. 

• * * 

Work has hern commenced on Palo Alto's nefl citj hall. Th2 
contractor guarantees to have the job completed in 125 work- 
ing da 

«-* • 

A Palo Alto authority in-ists that \\ raj and his companion, 

"liiimly." who battled with an alleged blizzard on Ml. Tamalpai- 

a week ago, where they bad gone to indulge in snow-bs 
couldn't distinguish between snow-balls ami high-balls, and this 
accounts for the thrilling stories regarding them published in tic- 
city papers. 

« * * 

A Burlingame millionairess, now that land there is valuable. 
insists that her son-, daughters and servants -hail do a great 
deal of walking across nth . ami not clean 

their boots until thej cross the faruih property line. 

• » • 

The public stati-n. ian at Giliw - .ait with a statement 
elicit tnat the Gilrov post-office last year cashed money 
to the extent of $3-1,351, and wrote order- on othei 
amount sum, $18, - nt t > 

lands, truly an in (immunity only a 

few miles square. The orders handled averaged "•?'-' per d 
the 300 working day*. 

• » » 

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Youths and maidens at llollisler are planning candy pulls 
and other charming entertainments for (he evening of the 20th 

insl. The moon will I clipsed on that occasion. The societv 

editors of the Hollisler paper.- will say "The moon was the 
motif." etc. 

* * * 

If Brei Harte had not. added the words "heathen Chinee," 
when he wrote that line in the old Overland Monthly, in which 
he spoke of "tricks that are vain," it might be supposed that 
he knew something of politics in Alameda County. For what 
could make an ordinary citizen who knows nothing at all sit 
up and take notice quicker than hearing District Attorney 
Everett J. Brown say: "I am satisfied that there is no bis;, 
graft in this county, but what I would like to know is, why the 
Board of Supervisors would dare expend county money to buy 
typewriters to be installed in the Hall of Records for tire use of 
newspaper reporters." No one is saying that the Board of 
Supervisors of Alameda County is an organization of grafters, 
but if District Attorney Brown is satisfied that there is no graft 
in the county, he would do far better to forget about those type- 
writers, or else go to some oculist for eve treatment. 

* * * 

l~|i in Sacramento they are telling a strange tale. It seems 
that not long ago the ghost of a man who in life had the repu- 
tation of being the most unprincipled politician in the United 
States, got out of bis grave, and was wandering around* the 
streets of California's capital. When about ready to return to 
his earthy bed, his notice was attracted to a sign which read: 
"More Corrupt Men Gathered Within than in Any Other Single 

"This must be hell." exclaimed the ghost, as it made its way 
inside. Just, as it got within the door, it was greatly surprised 
to hear some one say : 

"And for these reasons, 1 ask that Edward J. Livernash be 
forever expelled from this Chamber of the Senate of California." 

As the ghost, hurriedly made its exit, there arc those who 
really say that they beard it exclaim: "Well, if that isn't going 
some, you'll have to show me. If hell is worse than this, my 
goose is surely cooked." 

Anyway, the Kaiser has given socialism a black eye that 

il will not recover from right away. No. not the Kaiser, but 
the electors of Germany. 

Now that the United Railroads will no longer fool with 

Cornelius and bis kind, no doubt the labor boss will arrange for 
a strike. Strike- are money in the fellow's pocket. 

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Lent will soon sprinkle the social highway with ashes, but 
in the meantime, society trips along merrily, unconscious of 
future deprivations. As'a matter of fact, I en1 is not as rigor- 
ously observed as in the days of our mothers and grandmothers. 
Not' so many years ago. an indignant clergyman asked: "Is 
Sunday for God or for Golf?" and all because several of the 
society golf enthusiasts insisted on playing on the seventh dai 
of the week. Nowadays the Sunday tea and reception at 
of the social regime. Sabbath dancing and card-playing 
not yet received the smart pat of approval, but most of the 
other diversions are now considered permissible. With the 
flavor squeezed out of Sunday, it is only natural thai the strict 
observance of Lent should sag. It used to be fashionable foi 
every one in society to observe the period of sackcloth and ashes, 
but How only those who belong to a denomination which ob- 
serves Lent follow the precepts laid down for the period. 
•As with all precepts, society manages to make the most of 

their elastic qualities. Bridge parties, teas, luncheons, di i'9 

and receptions are all construed within the limitations of Lent, 
provided only the charmed word "informal" be used as a peg 
upon which to hang one's excuse for entertaining in Lent. Thet- 
is not a more obliging word in the dictionary than this same 
"informal." For example, if one issues engraved invita 
to fifty or a hundred guests for an afternoon at bridge, it is posi- 
tively a formal function. But let My Lady telephone to twenty- 
five or fifty friends to drop in for bridge, provide them with 
a simple spread beginning with oysters, circling around squabs, 
sprinkled with etceteras, and winding up with all sorts of ices 
and confections, and the affair is just "nothing but an informal 
little afternoon, you know, with the simplest sort of prizes." 
There seems to he an unwritten law that if one plays "infor- 
mally" for inexpensive prizes — "simple" little things, ranging 
from five to twenty-five dollars, the offense of playing during 
Lent is mitigated. But, after all, it's a mighty cheerful world 
in which society moves. 

One wonders what gave a tang to society in former seasons 
when the Kohls were not to be reckoned with. Young Mrs. 
Fred Kohl has been an incentive to Mrs. William Kohl, who 
has broken the seclusion of former years the last season or two. 
and has given some splendid entertainments. 51 rs. Fred Kohl 
does not give the stately functions oyer which her mother-in- 
law presides, but her affairs have a zest and jollity that especially 
endears her to the younger set. Last Sunday night the Fred 
Kohls entertained about one hundred guests at a musicale and 
vaudeville entertainment, which was one of (he most original 
affairs given this season. Those who have never had an oppor- 
tunity to see Ysadora Luncan. the gifted Californienne, inter- 
pret the grace and beauty of Greek statuary, saw a reT I 

imitation of the classical grace by Miss Alice Colman. Miss 
Colman did not dance with her bare feet, but she managed th ! 
floating white draperies with distinctly Duncanesaue effect. She 
has evidently studied Ysadora's methods, and the guests at the 
Kohl affair were delighted with her performance. The enter- 
tainment lasted until close on to midnight, after which an elabo- 
rate supper was served. 

At Monday's meeting of the skating club there were periodic 
gusts of sighs borne on the ripples of laughter and joy. And 
all because this was the last meeting of the club, which Mrs. 
White had inaugurated to give society a ehanee to enjoy roller 
skating without brushing elbows with the Great Outside. When 
Mrs. White realized that the one bitter drop in the sweet of thp 
pastime was the disbandment of the club, she proposed that 
arrangements be made for several more meetings between now 
and summer. There were enthusiastic ditto marks put undeT 
her suggestion, and as a result. Mrs. White is completing ar- 
rangements that will ensure future roller delights. 

The debutantes have not had the usual number of special en 
tertainments in their honor this week. On Monday, "Mrs. Hvde- 
Smith gave a luncheon at the Falace Fotel in honor n f Helene 
Irwin. A sudden illness prevented Mrs. Hyde-Smith hostess- 
ing the affair, so Mrs. Robert Oxnard chaperoned the 

group of girls who are the especial pots of the season. 

Although Mr. Greenway's dances always take into account 
the oldsters, the debutante's were made to feel their importance 
a1 the lasi Greenway dance of the season, which was danced on 
Friday night at the Palace Hotel. Mr. Greenway danced with 
■ill the buds just as he did at the opening dance of the season. 
Although ••('zar" Ned loves to tease society by never promising 
anything a season ahead, there is little doubi that his dances 
•a ill be on the cards next year, for indeed it would be a stale, 
flat and unprofitable season that did not reckon with the "Green- 

A welcome addition to this week's smart functions is Mrs. 
William Crocker, who has just returned from the Last. Her 
plans for a town house are still indefinite, and in the meantime, 
the I'ainih are occupying their beautiful country home at Bur- 


it would lie unfair to the never-failing popularity of bridge 
whisi to close the account of the week's social happenings with- 
olii mentioning the card parties given by Mrs. ,f. Le Roy Nick- 
els, Mrs. Squire Varick Mooney, Mrs. John I'. Young. Mrs. 
Prank Leering. Mrs. Alexander Eeynemann, Mrs. W. L. Fen- 

ni and Miss Elizabeth Ashe. There is a lisl of card host- 

esses io conjure with ! 

* * * 


lanuary 36 (Saturday) — Mr. and Mrs. Francis Carolan enter- 
tained at a large bridge party. Mv-. Eenry Clares i Bn - 
don gave an informal afternoon at bridge in honor of Mrs. 
Henry Foster Dutton. Mn, Charles G. Lathrop 'j-nr i 

luncheon at her Palo Alto home in honor of Mrs. Olga 

Meyer. Mrs. Roberl J. Eancoi : gave a dinner party at the 
Palace Hotel. The Lantern Club of Sausalito gave an- 
other dance. 

January ■!', (Sunday) — Mr. and Mi-. Frederick Kohl gave a 
musicale anil vaudeville performance. 

January 28 (Monday) — Mrs. Hyde Smith gave a luncheon in 
honor of Miss Helene Irwin. Miss Sara Drum gave a 
luncheon foi- Mrs. John Taylor. Mrs. John 1'. Young en- 
tertained at bridge. Mrs. 1.'. P. Schwerin gave a dinner in 
honor of Mr. ami Mrs. J. C. Stubbs. The Misses Eat 

Alice Herrin entertained al a dinner, 'the skating club 
held another meeting. 

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January 29 (Tuesday) — Mrs. J. Le Roy Nickels entertained il 
bridge. Mrs. John P. Young gave the second of her series 
of bridge parties. Miss Elizabeth Ashe gave a small bridge 

January 30 ( Wednesday V— Mrs. Frank Deering gave a bridge 

January :!1 (Thursday) — Mrs. Squire Variek Vrooney enter- 
tained at bridge. 

February 1 (Friday) — The last of the dances at which Mr. 
Edward M. Greenway is host, was given at the Palace 
Hotel. Mrs. Alexander Heynemann gave a bridge party. 

February % (Saturday) — The Saturday Night Dancing Club 
gave another dance. The Woman's Auxiliary of the Society 
of California Pioneers gave a reception. Mrs. W. D. Fen- 
nimore entertained at bridge. 

February 3 (Sunday) — A number of house parties were given 
down at Burlingamq with the usual number of luncheons 
and dinners at the club house. 


Miss Claire Sweigert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan 
Sweigert, to Mr. John J. Clayton. 

DAYS OF fill ACE. 

There is probably $10,000,000 of insurance claims now float- 
ing about in Sun Francisco "waiting for something to happen." 
In order to colled on Hicse claims, something like 20,000 suits 
would have lo be brought, and this is manifestly a physical im- 
possibility under the circumstances, and with the time at the 
disposal of the individual plaintiff, in each case. After the first 
dav of February, the Qermania National Bank, in whose hands 
many "t these cases have t n ■< ■ 1 1 placed for collection, cannot un- 
dertake 1" handle any additional business of this kind. Anil as 
only the three months' time remain in which to file Buita is 
soon to expire, il behooves claimants against the North German 
Insurance Company of Bamburg, the Rhine and Moselle In- 
surance Company, the Austrian Phenis and the Transatlantic 
Insurance Company In file their claims al once. Mr. Brunner. 
of the Qermania National Bank, through hi- connection in 
Europe, has employed the best legal talent i" lie had. Il is 
advised thai to file claims on policies laic i- to cause delaj and 
dissatisfaction. II' the rail is nm brought within one year after 
the fire, no suit may be brought at all. Dr. Pinder says thai 
suits must be brought in Germany within the year. To bring 
suit here is not sufficient, and nf lillli' or no effect ii 
To commence a suit in Germany, ten per cent of the value of 
(he policj must be deposited with the German law department. 
For example, $100,000 would have to be deposited in order to 
begin a sun for it million dolls 

The Qermania National Bank arranges, through it> corps '•:' 
attorneys, lute and abroad, all the details of the 
and all thai ia necessary for the claimant to do is to prove the 
validity of his claim to the bank'- satisfaction. Bach claimant 

will be held free and ham 
in the German ■ unit-. 


.. ot I ni Norte proposes a measure m regard to crema- 
tion that is a win one. and should be made a law. His bill, in 
brief, provides for a dels) of thirtj dav- before cremation tak - 
place This i- to ensure agains mation of people not 

vet dead, and to provide against the hurried cremation of people 
before investigation has been suspected foul 

play or poisoning. The San Francisco daih papera havi 
the proposed law full measun . and have 

displayed their usual amount rnght and su]>er- 

A little :• n would have : 

strated the « ted support 

of antagon am. No on - A or burned 

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.Miss Elizabeth Strong has two good bits of painting at th • 
Rabjohn & Morcom art gallery, in Oakland. One is a flock of 
sheep, with a faint suggestion of hills in the distance. The 
other is a very good representation of Monterey Bay. 

* * * 

Charles Rollo Peters is in the East, and he has sent for 
several of his canvasses to add to his exhibition. He proposes 
to go to Europe, and to remain away for some time, after his 
Eastern exhibition is over. 

The artists seem to be sharing in the general prosperity and 
good times, for the art galleries are reporting sales of pictures 
in flattering quantity. Rabjohn & Morcom have on exhibition 
one of Sydney Yard's paintings, showing a group of gum trees 
in the foreground of a valley in the Santa Clara foothills. This 
is an excellent subject, and the young artist shows splendid abil- 
ity. Mr. Yard was formerly one of the staff-artists on the Ex- 

Hotel Rafael is sheltered from the fogs of the ocean by 

the protecting height of Mount Tamalpais. II lies in a sun- 
kissed valley, and the profusion of beautiful flowers growing in 

all directions all the year around tells its climatic story. The 

Hotel Rafael is the ideal place for the lover ..I' outdoor sports. 
Qolf links, tennis grounds anil (lie bay for yachting, fishing and 
bathing, picturesque mads I'm- driving and automobiling, cro- 
quet and children's play-grounds, all combine to make life worth 
the living at the Bote! Rafael. 

A man who deals in figures says two children in a family 

i> the limit. Two are i«" too many of some kind in families we 
have seen. 

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orth while. All the care of a splendid chef, and the ser- 
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The position taken by the magazines of the 
The Crusade country in their organized crusade against 

Against Mining, mining investments is illogical, to 
• sav the least. They virtually say that no 
one should invest in a mine unless it is on a paying basis, and 
that all undeveloped properties should be left severely alone and 
rated as a wild-cat. Might we ask who is to bring these mines 
up to the standard of a paying property? Do they know the 
amount of money it requires to open up a mine of this class, an I 
do they suppose' for" one moment that the owner oi a property, 
assuming that he had the necessary money, is going to develop 
it into a paying mine, and then turn it over 1" the public? I lie 
unreasonable theory which they would apply to mining would Eall 
flat indeed, if extended to other brandies of industry. Bailroad 
construction, for one thing, would cease all over the country and 
enterprises of every kind would be crippled to an extent which 
would serve to retard the growth of the country. To say thai 
mining does not rank in point of honesty with railroad construc- 
tion, or in importance with that of any other industry, is a rank 
absurdity. It is a statement beyond the pale of argument, predi- 
cated on falsehood, and made simply for the purpose of bo 
ing up a proposition which could only be sustained by misrepre- 
sentation, covering up the true facts of the case. Purthermo - 
there is no more rascality in the manipulation of the mining 
market than there is in the way the promoters of all other classes 
of investments juggle with their wares. The average mining 
deal will compare very favorably with the trickery displayed in 
the manipulation of some recent mergers of railroad, water and 
gas securities, which, if closely analyzed by any one competenl 
to disentangle the subtle figuring used to blind the public, would 
be found rotten to the core. 

The mining industry is quite as honest as any of the Bo-called 
-legitimate branches of trade, and often far more profitable. The 
position taken by those unfriendly to the industry that it is un- 
safe for investors, and that the majority of the companies ad- 
vertised are frauds, is a very sweeping assertion, which it would 
be hard to verify were those making it put to the test. Besides, 
the most of the articles are so malicious in their tone and so ab- 
solutely one-sided, that they do more harm to the cause they ad- 
vocate than to the one they oppose. The public is now beginning 
to recognize that there is an organization back of the movemenl 
to check the demand for mining shares, ami thai il is actuated 
and inspired by the heavy financial interests of the country so 
heavily interested in the sale of railroad and other bonds on 
Wall street. To this is mainly due the fact that the articles 
referred to have had but little effect in keeping people away from 
the mining market, which is growing steadily all the lime, and 
to an extent wdiich will eventually force Wall street to change its 
policy of opposition, and to take up the business of dealing in 
listed shares of this class. 

There is evidently going to be a livebj 
Rounding the between the dredging people at Oroville and 

Dredgers Up. the anti-debris faction on the 9a grounds 

that took the hydraulic miner into court, 
and led to the decision which kept that branch of mining tied 
up lor over ten years, and cost the State in the neighborhood of 
$80,000,000. It is the same old complaint. The material from 
the gold dredgers is allowed to escape into the Feather River, 
and menaces the farms, orchards and valley lands. It is the 
same old story as that told in the North Bloomfield suit, in which 
the decision was rendered. There have been many millions of 
gold taken out of ground dredged in the Oroville district, and 
millions more to be saved, but, of course, we will hear nothing 
about that. Dredging has been going on in New Zealand for 
years, long before it was ever thought of in California, and no 
complaint has ever yet been heard of in that country about trou- 
ble with the detritus. But then, there is no anti -debris associa- 
tion in Xew Zealand, for which the mining community can be 
thankful. It is a peculiarly Californian institution, which has 
already cost the State many millions in loss of gold from the 
hydraulic mines. After they get through with the dredgers, ii 

NEWS LETTER February 2, 1907. 

they proceed to carry out 'their threat, a few more millions will 
doubtless be charged to the wrong side of the public ledger. 
Tom Lawson is a wild, rampant bull 
A Boon for Copper now, his hearish career having suddenly 
Miming. come to a full stop. To find him ad- 

vising dealers to buy amalgamated on 
a sudden switch, might argue anything except the genuineness 
of his wild attack upon the owners of the greal copper monopoly. 
At present he is industriously engaged sending the stock of 
Trinity Copper skyward. After raising the price to $39, it broke 
back to $25, where the Lawson stop orders checked the decline, 
and the price was put up again to $33, where it has been held. A 
greal deal of money lias been made by speculators, who are now 
wondering whether the Lawson purse is long enough to stand the 
strain of taking up the stock coming into the market all the 
time, or if lie has the unlimited coffers of the Amalgamated I i 
fall back upon. As for the mine itself, there is no doubt that 
ii is a very promising property, and likely to produce a large 
amouni of ore. judging from the development work now done, 
but it is not worth at present anything like the prices quoted in 
the market. The indications are, however, thai the market for 
copper shares "ill be safe from the attack of Lawson for some 
time to come. 

The latest improvement contem- 

Wust Be Monei/ in Gas. plated across the bay is a gas 

plan! in Alameda. This seem.- to 

lie rather a case of carrying coals to Newcastle. Alameda people 
are 30 thoroughly satisfied with the service they are now obtaining 
from the Oakland Company that they an- not likely to render 
much in the way of assistance lo the new enterprise. It is as- 
serted, however, thai a syndicate of wealthy capitalists has al- 
ready secured a site for tin- plant, the cosi of which has I Q 

fully subscribed. The men interested in the enterprise are riot, 

it is said, resident-: of Alameda, ft is suspected that (he same 
element which is putting in the gas plant at Los Angeles is also 
connected with the Alameda project. 

If any bill oughl to be killed in com- 
.1 Dangerous Bill, mittee, thai promulgated by McCarthy, 

of Los Angeles, ought. This bill practi- 
cally prohibits any municipality from setting up a lighting plant 
of ii- own. Ii provides that before doing so it must purchase 
any old lighting plant owned by a private corporation then ex- 
isting. This is a cunningly devised measure calculated to force 
the purchase of the old plants in cities where advanced and pro- 
gressive citizens favor municipal ownership of the lighting plan*. 
The same measure could be equally applied to a water system 
The decent members of the Legislature should muff this rotten 
measure out in short order. 

The Bank Commissioners have receive 
reports from the San Francisco Savings 
Banks, showing their financial condition 
at the close of business on I'ecember :llsr 
last. The thirteen local banks, and a branch of one. have total 
assets of $175,309,324.37. The report shows a decrease of 
^'.'.■.".m;,s(M)..V.' in total resources, compared with the last report 
made on August loth last. A comparison with thai report also 

Banks Make Good 







Mar. 3, 


$ 387,728.70 

Sept. 15 



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Sept. 4 





Francis Cutting, 


Geo. N. O'Brien 


February 2, 1907. 



shows a decrease in deposits of $1,355,552.37, a decrease > 
$8,895,785.65 in loans on real estate, and an increase of $2,925,- 
093.78 in money on hand. The showing is considered very good 
in face of the conditions which prevailed during the past yea". 

The gist of the proposed law for the pre- 

To Check Mining volition of fraud in tie promotion of 

Fraud. mining enterprise advocated by the 

American Mining Congress, is found in 
the following section: "Any person who knowingly makes or 
publishes in any way whatever, or permits to be so made or pub- 
lished, any book, prospectus, notice, report, statement, exhibit or 
oilier publication of or concerning the affairs, financial condition 
or property of any corporation, joint stock association, co-part- 
nership, or individual, which said book, prospectus, notice, report, 
statement, exhibit, or other publication, shall contain any state- 
ment which is false or willfully exaggerated, or which is intended 
to give, or which shall have a tendency to give, a less or greater 
apparent value to the shares, bonds or property of said corpora- 
tion, joint stock association, co-partnership or individual, or anv 
part of said shares, bonds or property, than said shares, bonds or 
property, or any part thereof, shall really and in fact possess, 
shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof 
shall be imprisoned for not more than ten years or fined not 
more than $10,000, or shall suffer both said fine and imprison- 

Eastern orders are beginning to 

New Nevada* Hale Firm, conn' in again for tin- shares of 
the New Nevada mines, a fan 
generally accepted as indicating more activity in the market. 
'Ihis shows that the attack made upon the business by rival in- 
terests in the East has had little effect, and the final result will 
likeb be that of a boomerang od the originators of the cam- 
paign. One of the most active slocks during the past week \va-< 

Jumbo Extension, which is now looked upon as one of the 

coming mine:-. It sold in the vicinity of $3 lately, and still 
higher figures are looked for in the near future. Kewanas sold 
oil' a little, hut Ihis doe- not alarm its friends. The mine values 

are sidl there. Grandma, the tail end of this combination, is 

still being sold in large blocks at from .'ill to 38 cents. Little 
is known of this properly as yet. hut as it i~ the nearest neigh- 
bor lo the Kewanas. and the price n Is the purges of llie 

people, who. financially unable to tackle the lug 'mi. are contenl 

with the opportunity to gamble on the "ne\t best." There is 

the usual tali of coming mergers, hut so far it is all talk, prob- 
ably le people on ih tside who. for private reasons, would 

like something id' the kind to i Tl wners of the 

Florence persistently deny that tl i rtj is under an 

pad of the kind, and claim thai thej will continue to run their 

own mine, and thai the next step they will take will he the 

erection id' a mill. The -ale of the l'ai-\ is also still in the air. 

with the sioet, quoted oi i ih mat i Eevi ci the al- 
leged figure Bel upon ii by the presumptive buyers. New 
all the established camps is good, and tl c properties 
at Tonopah, Qoldfield and Manhattan are Baid 
favorable as the work oi development In Manhattan. 
the district at the W eet-end, around Central City, is looming up 
a- one of the great possibilities of the future. Here the [van- 
feral oilier companies are doing considerable work. 

ag the ground in this direction to ; oeelive 

\ number of g 1 strikes are reported in a number of 

outaidi hut speculators confine their attention mainly 

- of the mini's in the big camps on the line oi 
v. from Manhattan on the north to Bullfro 
Rhyolite at the south. The time may come when tb 
called ontsideis. though really nearly all have a history in the 
past, as side -lieu attachmi n - to the real thing up at \ 
City, may have an inning, hut until that moment arri\>- 
will continue as an appendage to the boom now go _ 
where. St. Ives has been bought and sold in large blocks lately 
ai an advantage. The owners claim they do not know who is 
hack of the "hull" movement, and that no development to war- 
rant higher prices for the sta Ic. M lit.' an ii 
nto the brea< h. 

have > .ally 

in the lo, a! marl. 

mds during 

This has been particularly shares of the 

■ oinpanv. which have sold as high as 

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21 Chestnut, St.. Newark, N. J. 

38, and Hutchinson at 10. The crop this year will, it is said, 
he the largest on record, which accounts for the vigorous efforts 
now being made to provide for the necessary supply of labor. 
On the island plantations, California Fruit ( 'aimers was strong 
at .$104. Associated Oil has been weakly inclined, with sales 
as low as 10. Spring Valley sold about 24. California Wins 
was strongly held, with sales as high as 87. Oceanic sold up to 
1. While stocks have been in quite active demand, bonds have 

been comparatively dull, with prices holding firm. 

* * » 

The movement in the Oomstocks is still slow, and the prices 
are lower again. The faithful who never fail to show up with 
assessments as they are levied in turn, arc still, however, san- 
guine of the future. If the promised "spring rise" does not 
materialize, there is always the "fall boom" to fall hack upon. 
I In latest news from the lode is devoid of news calculated to 

nlluence the market. 

* * * 

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company redeemed $350,000 
worth of its bonds last week at an average of s;i._.; .some of the 

oiler- ran a- high as '.Ml. Ii wa- the first annual redemption of 

the new bond. issue of thai company Eor $10,350,000, issued ii 
January, 1906, at 5 per cent per annum. Ondei the provision 
of the issue tl is required that the retire $250,000 of the 

I) Is. at par value, each year from its sinking fund. 

* « * 

K. II. Holmes, the well-known mining secretary, died during 
ek at his residence in Alameda. For many years he was 
.ii of lli,' Ophir and Savage Companies, operating on the 
lie was a native of Georgia, 11 yea 

* * * 

The California Bankers' Association will hold its annual con- 
vention for 1!m>; at Santa Barbara. It will begin on May 16th. 
and will last for three days. 



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February 2, 190T 

Wb Minuter @f IF©r®ngnii AiMirs 

Socialism Hit Hard by Germany 

The returns from the German election for members oi' the 
Reichstag show a surprising victory for the Government, and it 
is significant irom more than one point oi view, 'ihe essential 
features are, however, the complete overthrow oi' the socialists, 
'ihe first appearance of the socialists as an organized political 
part)- was some twenty .years ago. At every election since they 
gained, until in the presiding Reichstag, which was dissolved 
a few weeks ago by an imperial edict, and the election oi a 
new body commanued, they had a membership of almost one 
hundred. Before the dissolution, the Government forced two 
issues: one, the maintenance of the national war establishment 
upon its present basis, with large increases of battleships ami 
other crait, and the other an aggressive colonial policy, each 
of which requiring large sums of money. Ihe Government 
was overwhelmingly defeated. Ihe Reichstag would agree to 
neither, but the dereat was brought about by a coalition of the 
socialists, clericals and radicals, with some aid from the liberals, 
the socialists leading in the contest, in his proclamation calling 
for a new election, the Emperor simply appealed to the nation 
as a whole to sustain the empire in its exalted 'position in the 
family of nations, but he explained how to do that was by the 
nation assuming a vigorous colonial policy, but unless that 
policy was backed by a military and naval power equal to any- 
emergency that might arise, it would be futile lor Germany to 
attempt to assert herself, 'this was a direct appeal to the pride 
of the people to stand by the Fatherland. Ihen the Kaiser re- 
tired from the field, apparently taking no part in the campaign, 
but leaving Premier V on Buiow to conduct the Government's 
side, 'ihe campaign was scarcely under way when, strangely 
enough, a sentiment of contempt, if not hatred, swept over the 
country for socialism, and with it came the dissolving of the 
coalition, leaving the socialists to fight their battle alone. The 
result was that the socialists will not have as many as fifty seats 
in the new Reichstag, against about one hundred before the 
election. This is taken to mean that the socialist party is de- 
stroyed. At least it will not be a factor of any consequence in 
German politics for many years, if ever again. Besides this, 
the clericals, the radicals and liberals are pledged to vote the 
money necessary to sustain the Government in its proposed 
policies of aggressiveness. There is rejoicing all over Europe 
at the practical destruction of the power of socialism in Ger- 
many, tor the "ism" was born in Germany, and for fifteen years 
Germany has been the center of its operations, its propaganda 
bureau has been active for years in printing and sending forth 
its literature in all languages and despatching agitators to all 
lands. But for German socialists, the internal commotion in 
Russia the past year would have been weak and confined to nar- 
aow circles. And what is most amazing is, that the losses of 
die socialists were sustained in the cities and manufacturing 
;enters where hitherto they counted their strongholds. Certainly 
il Europe has reason to rejoice at the late of socialism in its 

But with the satisfaction which the al st death of socialism 

in its own home brings to all Governments, also forces a sense 
of alarm. Ihe combination winch gives the Kaiser a Reichstag 
exactly to Ins liking, it also commits the nation to the mainte- 
nance of a large war establishment as a permanenl institution, 
and to a colonial policy which means war sooner or later It 
does not require a very careful study of the map to see lam the 
Kaiser will imd peaceful territorial expansion quite out of the 
question. True, he is building a railroad to Persia, but neither 
Kussia nor England would permit him to secure a footing 
there. France, England and Japan would have to defend the 
far Last against his going there for possessions. So Ion-' as 
the nations defend the integrity of Turkey, he could not , ate) 
the .Near Last nor Asia Minor. So Ling as England is in 
Egypt and 1 ranee is in Morocco, he could 'not enter the conti- 
nent of Africa from the north— into all those outlying districts 
he would have to fight his way. Very true, he has a good, bi* 
footing rn Southwest Africa, ami a large colony planted them 
but so hostile are the natives that it requires an army on the 
ground all the time to protect the colonists. But there is n:> 
vacant ground in the southwest or any other part of the conti- 
nent of Africa by merely taking possession and knline the 
natives, unless it be the Congo Free State, now under Belgium's 

control, it may be conceded that sooner or later Belgium will 
have lu withdraw from the State, for she will not be numeri- 
cally strong enough to bold it against the greed of more power- 
ful nations. Should (he Kaiser attempt to march an army from 
Southwest Africa to the Free State, he would have King Ed- 
ward mi bis trail at once. England could not permit any power- 
ful nation to plant itself on the border of the Transvaal; 
besides, the Free State will sooner or later be neces- 
sary to England's "From Cairo to the Cape." The' German 
colony in Brazil has about leached the limit of its gathering in 
land. A few more additions would necessitate the Monroe 
Doctrine making threats, fur no one is deceived as to what a 
German colony was planted in Brazil for. More than $150,000,- 
000 of German monej is already in employment in Brazil, and 
lias always been the way. a little army is needed on the ground 
to protect "persons and property." in the face of these facts, 
the electors of Germany endorse the Kaiser's colonial scheme, 
and have agreed to give him men and money to carry it out. 
Naturally, all countries are asking: "In what direction will 
Germany start to secure territory in which to establish col- 
onies r" The Kaiser is so full of schemes that but for the fact 
that his people are taking him seriously and giving him a free 
hand in the items of money and men, Europe would pay little 
attention to his ambition. Now, however, every nation is anx- 
ious. Indeed, not since Bismarck planned to involve France in 
a war and crown bis diplomacy by creating a German empire, 
has there been such a feeling of uncertainty, unrest and doubt 
as now in foreign capital-. No factor so important, so threaten- 
ing, nor so likely to disturb the peace of the world has con- 
fronted the nations in many a year as this act of the German 
people in giving their ruler the nation's treasury and army and 
n;n \ in build up colonies in what seems to be impossible places 
— places that can be secured only by conquest. 

* * * 
The Family of Nations. 

The Balkan States are pinning their faith to the conclusions 
of a conference of physicians which are, that the Sultan's ail- 
ment is of such a nature that he is not likely to live through 
the spring months, and the States have intimated that Turkish 
influence will have to cease in Messoptamia and Armenia 
when he dies, and to that end, military preparations are going 
forward on an extensive scale. To further strain the situation, 
Greece has intimated that she will be ready to join the Balkan 
States and drive the Turks from their European territory. 
\\1liat makes the story of greater interest is, there is a suspicion 
that Great Britain is encouraging Greece and Italy is encourag- 
ing Roumania. There is a suspicion, too, but confined to Rus- 
sia and France mainly, that the recent victory of the German 
Government in the election is pretty sure to make the Kaiser 
enter ihe controversy fur the purpose of securing a slice of the 
Turkish empire when the division comes. It is believed that 
just now the Kaiser is intriguing to have a voice in the selec- 
tion "I a successor in the present Sultan when he shall have 
passe, I away. The' fact of the situation is, that not for many 
years have the nations id' Europe employed so much cunning, 
mi nunc and diplomatic insincerity. All of them are maneuver- 
ing for good positions against the coming of the storm. 

Russia has decided to build a greater navy than she ever had, 
and it is believed that France will advance the money for ships 
and i" re-organize and re-arm the land forces. The cost of 
re-furnishing the artillery service of the German army, accord- 
in." tn the Kaiser's plans, will be over $8,000,000. From this, 
an estimate can be made as to what it will cost to re-arm the 
troops ami re-mouni the land defenses of Europe, and every 
nation is preparing to do so. 

Japan has now live ship-yards of her own. and each one is 
capable of building the lamest warships. England is keeping 
her navy at the usual distance ahead of the combined navies of 
the world. So it is foolishness to say that the world is not pre- 
paring for war. 




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From Mr. A. W. Masters, of the London Guarantee and Ac- 
cident Company, Ltd., for which company lie officiates as gen- 
eral manager, pleasant words have come to this effect: '"The 
Christmas Number of the !San Francisco News Letter reached 
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To think that a city that only a few months ago had practically 
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Times," a Seventh Hay Advent ist journal of note, published 
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the News Letter in the matter of the spasm of religious intol- 
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courage ami frankness of the News Letter in this Sunday law. 
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a long time, at least, In the agitation of the recrudescence of the 
laws of the Dark Ages." 

Mr. Louis J. Sawyer, of the San Francisco Church Federa- 
tion, while differing in his views from the News Letter in mat- 
in a in legi laiion for a compulsory Sabbath, yet finds that 

the News Letter is e I enough to place in tie/ Men's Reading 

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Other outspoken senium r approval." 

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'To the Editor »/' tht News Letter: 

'I he Reverend Doctor Dille announced in a recenl sermon 

thai ho had been informed thai in on i | stores oi 

Oakland the girls employed were paid verj low wages, and 

i spei te I to i I - out their lie telling their virtue. Imuie- 

diaiei. the d ■ bell 

linuallv no litors who wan 

nation ;n in- remarks, and while some m Eamirj 

IV, en e,! i I;. ..'IV bUSilj 

answei in" the n i ell' I ing lew, i - lied in 

more or ie~s violent terms, and many threatening 

with personal violence, li i to have occurred to these 

persons who a remark which w 

directed al them pci rid the truth of which their dis- 

claimers in no h ,]. that their ver) actions were likely 

suspicion on themselves. Or. Dille del not say that all 

that all the 
underpaid their employees, nor did he make any 

charge againsl those if trimming hats 

or sew ing i d howl that went up 

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had a fai al ap- 
plication than hi hen no 
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